It’s January 10th, Maria’s birthday! <Cue wild celebration>
Again, we stay at the campsite, the steerage class of posh hotels, where available. This has become a habit of ours: find a fancy lodge that has a camping option and enjoy all the amenities at a fraction of the price. Imagine staying at the Chateau Montebello for 30 or 40 dollars a night. Canadian dollars!
Maria spends a lot of time in the infinity pool overlooking a beautiful valley.
The following is a selection of each. (All photos taken surreptitiously by Maria.)
We drive to Epupa Falls, on the Angolan border. It’s 350 kilometres down a gravel road and back.
On the way to the Caprivi Strip, we wind up stopping in Etosha for one last night.
So we are back in Botswana. We stay at the Senyati Safari Camp.
We stayed here in 2020, just when our trip was cancelled by COVID. It’s still a great place to stay.
Especially because of their waterhole, which always has lots of wildlife slaking their thirst.
We drive into Chobe National Park for some game viewing.
Sight or Insight of the Day
Among the pleasures of being back in Senyati: there is a tame banded mongoose on the property.
Turns out he is super-friendly. I can cross ‘pet a banded mongoose’ off my bucket list.