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in the world in the Sossuvlei Desert. We were taught about the stars, constellations and planets in the special observatory and looking through the telescope felt we could almost touch them. Our helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and the sunset boat cruise on the Zambesi River was just sensational.
Next stop was Khwai Community area in Botswana and our 3 day safari which, at times, left me in awe as we got up close and personal with leopards, elephants, lions, (and cubs), hippo’s, zebras and many other animals. One of my highlights was listening to the sound of the lion roar in the still of the night only 20 metres from our tent!
We rode on quad bikes to the middle of the Makgadikgadi Pans, a huge salt pan desert and slept in a swag under the bright stars and watched the International Space Station pass over us. At dawn, we were awoken by the most beautiful sunrise before we jumped back on our quad bikes and headed back to join a family of Meerkats as they searched for their breakfast!
This holiday was energetic, beautiful and varied. The people we met, the culture and tradition we learnt will stay in our hearts forever. It has now whet my appetite for further travel to this amazing continent.