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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #160 on: September 24, 2015, 03:03:55 PM »
My friend reminded me that I left out 2 awesome parts.
1. On our bush walk our guide hands us impala dung and says: "let's play a game!" He then proceeded to stick the dung in his mouth (at which we point we politely bowed out). The guide and tracker played to see who can spit it out the furthest. He said nobody ever wants to play except for one time that the joke was on him. He got bested by a US Marine who grew up in Georgia playing with watermelon seeds.
2. On our way out, we had some time to kill in JNB and were sitting around. I was eating and had my bag open with some food in it.  A policeman came over to us, looks around and says: "treats? You have treat?" After not understanding him for a while he put his hand by his mouth and says "treats! Bubble gum". I told him I didn't have any bubble gum but I handed him a fruit leather and he walked away munching happily.
1. Gross
2. What do you think would have happened had you not given his food?

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #161 on: September 24, 2015, 03:12:29 PM »
1. Gross
2. What do you think would have happened had you not given his food?

He looked pretty harmless

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2015, 02:21:09 PM »

2. On our way out, we had some time to kill in JNB and were sitting around. I was eating and had my bag open with some food in it.  A policeman came over to us, looks around and says: "treats? You have treat?" After not understanding him for a while he put his hand by his mouth and says "treats! Bubble gum". I told him I didn't have any bubble gum but I handed him a fruit leather and he walked away munching happily.
When I was in Zambia last week(Livingstone) looking for some gifts to take back for family a guy asked me for gum instead of cash for whatever I wanted in his shop. I gladly obliged and took a nice salad bowl.

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #163 on: October 07, 2016, 08:55:36 AM »
how much does a trip like this cost in total?
do you have a breakdown?

also which tour agency did you use?

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #164 on: September 28, 2017, 11:25:41 AM »
Vey very nice, thanks a lot !

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #166 on: December 24, 2019, 01:38:26 AM »
Wow, what a TR!
Thanks @yehuda for the link. I've actively avoided SA TRs so as not to tempt me before I could bring the family. But maybe it's time to go with a friend.


Worth trying to do Chobe+Kruger if I'll go to Vic falls anyway? How much time do recommend in them?
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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #167 on: December 24, 2019, 02:25:09 AM »


Wow, what a TR!
Thanks @yehuda for the link. I've actively avoided SA TRs so as not to tempt me before I could bring the family. But maybe it's time to go with a friend.


Worth trying to do Chobe+Kruger if I'll go to Vic falls anyway? How much time do recommend in them?

Not sure if your asking  @yehuda specifically but I did VF and  Chobe river  along with a game ride +++.

I was there for 3 days and visited Zombia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Victoria Falls Park itself takes about 3 hours to walk and enjoy.

Bungee jumping, jump head first and zip line took total of 1.5 hr.

White Water Rafting, considered one of the best in the world [like all places claim] takes about 2/3 of day. They have other options but was told that I'll get all the good Rapids with the tour I did.  There was a better rapid I missed,  Rapid #22 [if I recall correctly] and was told it requires a 2 day raft.

Chobe River and Game Drive 1 day.

You can do all sports in a professional way for longer periods of time such as a 3 day game drive ETC but it takes time and patience hence at age 60 maybe. To see the real stuff such as  animal hunts in those reserves you'll need to camp out for a day or two, you might get lucky on a short drive as well.
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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #168 on: December 24, 2019, 10:30:26 AM »
Wow, what a TR!
Thanks @yehuda for the link. I've actively avoided SA TRs so as not to tempt me before I could bring the family. But maybe it's time to go with a friend.


Worth trying to do Chobe+Kruger if I'll go to Vic falls anyway? How much time do recommend in them?

Thank you! You should definitely make it happen!
I loved the combination of Chobe and Kruger as they each offer a very different vantage point.

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #169 on: December 24, 2019, 11:04:01 AM »
Thank you! You should definitely make it happen!
I loved the combination of Chobe and Kruger as they each offer a very different vantage point.
+1 but only if time allows, as there really isn't a stark difference
You should also do both sides of the falls (not as crucial as Igauzu) and if you go in low season the devils pool

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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #170 on: December 24, 2019, 11:22:09 AM »
+1 but only if time allows, as there really isn't a stark difference
You should also do both sides of the falls (not as crucial as Igauzu) and if you go in low season the devils pool

Agreed - I've never done Chobe, but assuming you won't have 3 weeks to kill, you don't want to go all the way only to spend a day in Cape Town because you did Chobe AND Kruger. I'd quicker throw in a day or two to do the Panorama Route (very underrated and not commonly on tourists itineraries) than two types of safaris.
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Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Trip Report
« Reply #171 on: December 24, 2019, 11:30:09 AM »
Agreed - I've never done Chobe, but assuming you won't have 3 weeks to kill, you don't want to go all the way only to spend a day in Cape Town because you did Chobe AND Kruger. I'd quicker throw in a day or two to do the Panorama Route (very underrated and not commonly on tourists itineraries) than two types of safaris.
Absolutely!!!!!! +100000
Although the Panorama can be done in one long hectic day especially if you're in one of the nearby game reserves