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Southern Africa Trip Report Index

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In the interest of clarity (particularly for newbies) I've copied the trip report links from Steph's original thread here with the new header. I’ve also arranged them in (rough) chronological order and excised a number of duplicate links.

Please check to see whether your report has been listed before adding a link!


KAVEY Nambia and Botswana (June 2001)
Itinerary: London - Johannesburg - Windhoek (Namibia)- Wolwedans Dune Lodge - Sossusvlei Lodge - Damaraland Camp - Little Mombo Camp (Botswana) -Little Vumbura Camp - Chitabe Trails Camp - Maun - Johannesburg (via Gaberone)-London

ROCCO South Africa and Victoria Falls (March 2002)
Cape Town: Table Bay Hotel and Mount Nelson Hotel
Singita: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Matetsi, Zimbabwe

LISA South Africa and Victoria Falls (August 2002)
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sun (Zambia side)
Cape Town: Sir Francis Hotel

HANL South Africa (February 2003)

GIRLPOLO33 South Africa (May 2003)
South Africa: Phinda Forest Lodge, Londolozi Tree Camp, Singita Ebony

ROCCO Zambia and South Africa (June 2003)
Johannesburg: Micheangelo Hotel
Kafunta Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
Cape Town: Twelve Apostles
Cape Winelands: Lanzerac Manor
Vuyatela: Sabi Sands, South Africa

LISA South Africa (December 2003)

DIANE South Africa, Botswana, and Victoria Falls (March 2004)
Cape Town: Atlantic View Villas
Victoria Falls: Royal Livingstone, Zambia side
Botswana: Little Vumbura
South Africa: Singita, Sabi Sands

GIRLPOLO33 Botswana (May 2004)
Macatoo Camp (horseback safari) and Little Vumbura and Chitabe

KAVEY South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia (June 2004)

ROCCO Zambia (June 2004)
Kulefu in Lower Zambezi, Kaingo in South Luangwa and Chichele Presidential Lodge in South Luangwa:

EENUSA Botswana and Victoria Falls (June 26-July 9, 2004)
Botswana: Xigera Camp, Chitabe Trails, Duma Tau
Victoria Falls: Sussi & Chuma (Zambia side)

LIN Botswana and Victoria Falls (July 2004)
Itinerary: 2 nights Jack's Camp; 1 night Chitabe Main Camp and 2 nights on Chitabe Walking Trail; 2 nights Little Vumbura, 3 nights Pom Pom, 2 nights Selinda in the Linyati, 2 nights Sussi & Chuma House (Zambian side of Falls).

MV Namibia and Botswana (August 2004)
Namibia: Impalila Island Lodge & Susuwe Island Lodge
Botswana: Kwando Lagoon, Lebala, and Kwara

JRRUFF Botswana And Victoria Falls (August 2004)
Botswana: Kwai River Lodge and Savute Elephant Camp
Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Zim side)

GREENDRAKE Zambia (September, 2004)
Bushcamp Company: Chamilandu; Chindeni; Bilimungwe; Mfuwe Lodge

KERIKERI Botswana, Victoria Falls, South Africa, Mauritius, and Madagascar (December 2004)
Botswana: Baines Camp, Chief’s Camp, and Chobe Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls: Royal Livingstone (Zambia side)
Madikwe, South Africa: Madikwe Safari Lodge
Mauritius and Madagscar

MTEA South Africa (January 2005)
Cape Town, Garden Route, Drakensberg, Johannesburg and Madikwe
Concise review of trip with listing of animals seen and reviews of accomadations and experience. No photos.

MINCEPIE South Africa and Botswana (January 2005)
Djuma Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Botswana: Xigera Camp and Deception Valley Lodge
Cape Town: Commodore Hotel

BIGCOUNTRY Zimbabwe and Botswana (Jan 2005)
Zimbabwe: Makololo Plains; Botswana: Mombo Camp

GIRLPOLO33 Botswana (May 2005)
Macatoo Camp (horseback safari) and Kwetsani

WALLYBRENDA South Africa and Botswana (May/June 2005)
Cape Town + Botswana
Lots of photos and details!

JCASALE South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana (June 2005)
Cape Town: Portswood Hotel
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Elephant Plains Lodge
Victoria Falls: Llala Lodge (Zimbabwe side)
Botswana: Nxabega Camp, Kwara

BRANDYWINE South Africa & Botswana (June 2005)

NAPAMATT South Africa and Botswana (July 2005)
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala
Botswana: Kings Pool & Mombo
And rest of report with link to photos:

LIN Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia (July 2005)
Westcliff Hotel Johannesburg (1 night)
Zimbabwe: Little Makalolo
Botswana: Savuti
Victoria Falls: Tongabezi Lodge
Zambia: Sausage Tree Camp, Lower Zambezi
Zambia: Tafika Camp & Puku Ridge, South Luangwa NP
The Grace Hotel Johannesburg (2 nights)

MIKE59 Botswana (July 2005)
Camping with Masson Safaris

DREAMING South Africa and Zambia (July/August 2005)
Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town (3)
Airport Holiday Inn - JNB (1)
Kafunta River Lodge - South Luangwa (3)
Island Bush Camp - South Luangwa (2)
Chongwe River Camp - Lower Zambezi (3)
Westcliff - JNB (1)

ATRAVELYNN Botswana (August 2005)
San Camp and Chitabe, including Chitabe Walking Trails.

GARDYLOO Botswana, Victoria Falls, and South Africa (August 2005)

CYNTUT Zambia (August 2005)
Chiawa, Chongwe River Camp, Sausage Tree Camp, Old Mondoro

ROCCO Zambia and South Africa (September 2005)
Kasaka River Lodge: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Chongwe River Camp: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Luangwa River Lodge: South Luangwa, Zambia
Puku Ridge: South Luangwa, Zambia
Cape Town: Twelve Apostles
Simbambili: Sabi Sands, South Africa

ERICKA Botswana and South Africa (September 2005)
Botswana: King’s Pool & Jao
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Singita Ebony Lodge

BEEPT Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls (Sept 2005)
Hwange NP: Makalolo Plains; Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Hotel (Zim side); Matetsi Water Lodge

MV Botswana (Sept 26 - Oct 6, 2005)
Kwando Lagoon, Lebala, and Kwara

SUNDOWNER Botswana (September/October 2005)
Mobile safari with Gametrails
2 nights Livingston
2 nights Chobe
2 nights Savute, the last afternoon a leisurely boat cruise on the Chobe River
2 nights Khwai community campsite on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve
2 nights in the Xakanaxa region of the reserve
1 night at a remote island in the Okavango Delta (they called this the fly camp - we only had "bare essentials" which mainly meant smaller tents and no cots)
1 night in Maun at a guesthouse (we stayed in chalets)
1 night in the Makgadigadi pans, fly camp
2 nights on the Boteti river (dry) on the border between the Makgadgadi and the Central Kalahari (Meno A Kwena Lodge)
2 nights in the panhandle area of the Okavango Delta at the Xaro Lodge

MATNIKSTYM Zambia (October 2005)
Luangwa River Lodge; Chongwe River Lodge; Stanley Safari Lodge

JSCCHAN South Africa and Victoria Falls (November 2005)
Madikwe, South Africa (Etali Lodge)
Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa
Cape Town: Cape Cadogan Hotel
Victoria Falls: Stanley Safari Lodge (Zambia side) (link to photos here)

SAPPHIRE South Africa (November 2005
Short and sweet – recount of a 2 day excursion to Madikwe. No photos.

JUDITHLORRAINE123 Botswana (November 2005)
Maun: Audi Camp; Kwando Camps: Lagoon, Lebala, Kwara

DRRYANJAMES South Africa (December 2005)
A very detailed trip report in 4 parts – Paris to Cape Town, Joberg, Balule Game Reserve and back. No photos but lots of information about the experience.

KAYE South Africa (Dec 2005/Jan 2006)
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala, Londolozi, and Ivory Lodge @ Lion Sands

ELLENE South Africa (January 2006)
Thornybush & Mala Mala

EEYOREGREY South Africa (January 2006)
Wilderness, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town
No photos but good info with some interesting comments about the highlights and lowlights of the trip.

NAPAMATT South Africa (January 2006)
Mala Mala: Sabi Sands, South Africa
And rest of report with link to photos:

MATNIKSTYM Zambia (March 2006)
Tafika Camp; Puku Ridge; Luangwa River Lodge
pictures at:

JASHER Botswana (June/July 2006)
The Saxon; Savuti; Mombo; Lebala; Lagoon; Jack’s

KAYE Botswana and Zimbabwe (June/July 2006)
Sandibe, Nxabega, and Matetsi

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