livingstone weekly

Dear All

My header is sunrise at Nata Lodge, Botswana. I have been on a bit of a trip so you must have missed me last week.

The trip went something like this:

Livingstone to Victoria Falls Town – picked up Josh, my travel partner, …
Victoria Falls Town to Nata Lodge, via Kazungula, to go onto Sua Pan – second time I have failed to drive onto the pan in the rainy season to see the flamingoes and pelicans nesting …
Nata Lodge to Maun to investigate a plot for a house built of sandbags …
Maun to Meno A Kwena on the Boteti River across from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park – I have, for a long time wanted to see Meno A Kwena
and the Boteti River with water in it …
Meno A Kwena to Elephant Sands, 50 km north of Nata – Elephant Sands was not on the list of places to go but I knew that the journey from Meno A Kwena to Hwange was a long one and I broke up the journey … and, anyway, I like Elephant Sands, so it was a good excuse to visit …
Elephant Sands to Nehimba in Hwange National Park. Nehimba is a new lodge between Sinamatella and
Main Camp with its own concession within the park … lovely spot with so much potential …
Nehimba to Livingstone … home … sadly …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, … the reason for the journey? Well, I needed a break and wanted to see places. Although it is February and the wildlife sightings would not be of the best, Hemingways kindly offered to let me use one of their 4×4 vehicles for the trip. Josh has been designing a house made out of sandbags for a couple in Maun and wanted to see the site. So, I put together an itinerary around that …

Lots of fun but the bush was thick, grass high, animals scattered, lots of water, so it was not a trip with amazing animal photos. It also started to rain horribly in Hwange National Park …

I’ll tell you a bit of a travel story next week. I have lots of stories to last several weeks

Jill Staden