Con­trib­u­tors Pho­tos and friends

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braaied and nat­u­rally ex­plained to us ex­actly how a fire should be made. I’m teas­ing now, but he still does it!

The best place you’ve ever vis­ited?

There is no bet­ter place than the Kala­hari – the roar of a lion, the stars and the smell of the first rains. Thun­der­storms and the crack­ling of a fire, a loved one or the con­ver­sa­tion of a close friend.

What is the best travel tip you’ve ever re­ceived ?

Al­ways pack duct tape and ca­ble ties.

Do you plan trips in de­tail or just go with the flow?

Plan­ning has never been my strong point. There is al­ways a friend avail­able that can plan ev­ery­thing care­fully (thanks Eti­enne Bruwer).

Which place in South­ern Africa do you re­ally want to visit?

I’m keen to head to Zam­bia, es­pe­cially the north!

What was the high­light of the trip?

There were many, like the 17 new birds that I could iden­tify, and the desert ele­phants. But the big­gest was def­i­nitely the com­radery, adapt­abil­ity and pos­i­tive ap­proach from my fel­low tour mem­bers on the dif­fi­cult parts of the Kunene River and Van Zyl’s Pass.

Any low points or prob­lems?

The low point was def­i­nitely the book­ing money that one Stan­ley Tjon­garero of Spitzkoppe didn’t pay across to the com­mu­nity camp sites of Omauni, Marmermyn and Pur­ros, but which he pock­eted him­self.

What would you do dif­fer­ently next time?

I would stay longer at places like Drot­sky’s Cab­ins, Kunene River Lodge, Camp Syn­cro and in the area around the Pur­ros.

Where to next?

The Serengeti and the Ngoron­goro Crater in Tan­za­nia (in May this year).

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