Namibia-Botswana 2005 A Photographic Journey of our Trip First night stopover at Abiqua Camp on the Orange River. A brief stay with our friends Peter & Elka at their guesthouse in Windhoek The pub at Roy’s Camp outside Grootfontein. Our first taste of the bush. Our arrival at Sikereti campsite, Kaudom game reserve in NE Namibia. The sign reads “Warning Danger! Beware of Elephant, Lion & Hyena in camp at night.” We were surprised by the pristine state of the campsite at Sikereti which we understood had been closed, but nobody had informed the camp staff about this. The elephant watchtower at Kaudom campsite manned by a watchful game guard. Rob and Tony on elephant watch. We could see large numbers of elephant converging on the waterhole just below the campsite. Our campsite at Kaudom – not as comfortable as Sikereti… Many miles of thick sand in Kaudom as we make our way northward towards Caprivi. A quick oil change in Divundu. The Cruiser had me worried for a while with suspected slippage in the automatic transmission. Camp life on the Kwando river in Eastern Caprivi. Washing up can be fun! Sundowners and a spot of fishing on the river at Camp Kwando. A day drive down to Nkasa Lupala (Mamili) National Park finds us crossing a rickety steel bridge which creaked and groaned alarmingly as the vehicles passed over. On to Kalizo Lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi about 20km. outside Katima Mulilo. We did not waste any time in organizing a boat trip so as to become better acquainted with our surroundings. Stunning scenery…. and magnificent sunsets! My first Tigerfish, but not the last… Into Botswana and a view of the Kavango river from the pub at Drotsky’s Cabins. No better way to get a view of the Delta than to take a plane ride. The floodplains seem never-ending…. … and support large herds of game as one approaches Moremi. No trip to this region is complete without the obligatory sunset pic. This is my best effort, taken from the deck at Drotsky’s looking down the Kavango river. An early morning shot of our campsite at Xwaraga on the Boteti river. Lions kept us awake for most of the night with their continuous roaring from fairly close quarters.. A quieter and more peacful campsite at the Karma Rhino Sanctuary near Serowa. Our final night in relative luxury spent in this charming little cottage in Nieuwhoudtville.