This Week in Africa…Beautiful, Frustrating, Friendly Zimbabwe (July 2019)

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At Chimanimani National Park.

After two weeks exploring beautiful Botswana (see previous post), Mathieu and I crossed the border into Zimbabwe!

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This Week in Africa…Beautiful Botswana (July 2019)

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Fun on the Ntwetwe salt pan.

After visiting the people, waterfalls and animals of northern Namibia (see previous post), Mathieu and I crossed the border into Botswana! 

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This Week in Africa…Beautiful Himba, Waterfalls and Lots of Elephants, Namibia (June 2019)

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With the beautiful Himba ladies.

After swimming with bats at a spring-fed waterfall (see previous post), Mathieu and I continued north to explore Namibia’s Kunene Region where we hoped to meet Himba and Herero people, see more amazing wildlife, and explore more beautiful scenery.

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This Week in Africa…Canyons, Mountains and Rock Art, Namibia (June 2019)

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At Naukluft Park.

After visiting the amazing red sand dunes of Sossusvlei (see previous post), Mathieu and I continued north to explore more of Namibia’s canyons, mountains and rock art. 

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This Week in Africa…Canyons, Flamingos, Dunes, Dunes and More Dunes, Namibia (June 2019)

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At Sossusvlei.

After three months exploring South Africa (see previous posts), Mathieu and I crossed the beautiful Orange River into the Republic of Namibia! 

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This Week in Africa…Cape Town Area (again) and Beyond, South Africa (May 2019)

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At Cederberg Wilderness Area. Wow!

After a wonderful week exploring Cape Town area with Mathieu’s mom, Marie (see previous post), Mathieu and I were called back for a last hike overlooking the Atlantic Ocean before heading north (or so we thought).

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This Week in Africa…Cape Town, South Africa (May 2019)

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With Marie and Mathieu at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. Cheers!

After about three weeks of meandering down the eastern coast of South Africa (see previous post), Mathieu and I arrived to the port city of Cape Town, also referred to as the Mother City as it’s the oldest city in South Africa.

We were joined in the Mother City by Mathieu’s mom, Marie, who flew out from Paris. We were very excited to explore the area with her. And, she brought us an array of beautiful, fun, delicious gifts. Yeah! While Marie was ready to camp and rough it, as she’d done when she joined us on our roadtrip in Mexico, this time we spent a luxurious week in a hip Airbnb apartment with a lovely view of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain.

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This Week in Africa…Eastern/Western Capes, Garden Route and Beyond, South Africa (April/May 2019)

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At the southernmost point of Africa (Agulhas National Park)

After nearly two weeks in the beautiful Drakensberg region of South Africa (see previous post), Mathieu and I headed to the coast. Over the next nearly 3 weeks, we meandered through the Eastern and Western Cape provinces, including the Garden Route, visiting friends and stunning places along the way.  

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This Week in Africa…The Drakensberg, South Africa (April 2019)

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Sunrise from Sentinel Peak Trail.

The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, a geologic formation located in South Africa and Lesotho. The Drakensberg or “Mountains of Dragons” stretch for over 600 mi (1,000 km) and reach their greatest height at 11,424 ft (3,482 m) [1]. Needless to say, Mathieu and I did some hiking during the 12 days we spent in the mountains!  

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This Week in Africa…Kingdom of Eswatini (April 2019)

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At Emlembe Peak.

After our amazing visit to Kruger National Park (see previous post), Mathieu and I headed south. Since we were already so close, we decided on a whim to cross the border into the Kingdom of Eswatini (aka Swaziland). We spent 6 days exploring the western portion of this small, mountainous country from north to south.

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