Destination: Botswana

Official Name: Republic of Botswana
Established: 30 September 1966
Population: 2,254,068 (2018 estimate)
Religion: 73% Christianity, 20% No religion, 6% Traditional faiths
Language(s): English, Setswana 
Capital: Gaborone
Order of Visit: Sixty Sixth     
First Visit: 28 December 2017
Last Visit: 07 January 2018
Duration: 9 Days
Visit Highlights: Chobe National Park; Water Safari, Dusk Game Drives, Bush Camping under the stars, Morning Game Drives, surviving elephant charge and a lion chasing my vehicle, observing massive pride  of lions. Okavango Delta; Mokoro Canoe Ride, Walking Safari, Bush Camp, flight over the Delta, Bushman experience.   
Places Visited: Chobe National Park, Ghanzi, Maun, Okavango Delta
Botswana Journal Entry  

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Destination: Zambia

Official Name: Republic of Zambia
Established: 24 October 1964 (Leaving Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland)
Population: 17,351,708 (2018 estimate)
Religion: 95.5% Christianity
Language(s): English 
Capital: Lusaka
Order of Visit: Sixty Fifth     
First Visit: 24 December 2017
Last Visit: 28 December 2017
Duration: 5 Days
Visit Highlights: Elephants and baboons a South Luangwa campsite, Amazing game drive South Luangwa National Park, colourful and skilled wild dogs hunting, Victoria Falls (Zambia side), sunset on the Zambezi river 
Places Visited: Livingstone, Lusaka, Petuake, South Luangwa
Zambia Journal Entry

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Destination: Malawi

Official Name: Republic of Malawi
Established: 6 July 1964 (Independence from the United Kingdom)
Population: 19,129,952 (2020 estimate)
Religion: 77.3% Christianity, 13.8% Islam
Language(s): English, Chewa
Capital: Lilongwe
Order of Visit: Sixty Four     
First Visit: 21 December 2017
Last Visit: 24 December 2017
Duration: 4 Days
Visit Highlights: Lake Malawi coast, Sunrise over Chitimba Beach, Kande Beach Village visit, relaxing around Kande Beach
Places Visited: Chitimba Beach, Kande Beach
Malawi Journal Entry  

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | 1 Comment

Destination: Zanzibar

Official Name: Republic of Zanzibar
Established: 10 December 1963 (Constitutional monarchy)
Population: 1,303,569 (2012 census)
Religion: 99% Islam
Language(s): Swahili, Arabic, English
Capital: Zanzibar City
Order of Visit: Sixty Third     
First Visit: 19 December 2017
Last Visit: 16 December 2017
Duration: 4 Days
Visit Highlights: Spice Farm Tour, Slave Market, Exploring historic Stone Town and watching the sunset, Night Market, Swimming in Indian Ocean, Exploring Nungwi Beach
Places Visited: Nungwi Beach, Stone Town
Zanzibar Journal Entry  

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Destination: Tanzania

Official Name: United Republic of Tanzania
Established: 9 December 1961 (Independence from the United Kingdom)
Population: 56,313,438 (2018 estimate)
Religion: 61.4% Christianity, 35.2% Islam
Language(s): Swahili, English
Capital: Dodoma
Order of Visit: Sixty Two     
First Visit: 10 December 2017
Last Visit: 21 December 2017
Duration: 10 Days
Visit Highlights: The landscape of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha Culture Museum, Mikumi National Park, the stunning wildlife (hippos, lions, leopards, antelopes, elephants, rhinos, zebras and wildebeests).
Places Visited: Arusha, Dar Es Salaam, Iringa, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tanga
Tanzania Journal Entry  

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Destination: Rwanda

Official Name: Republic of Rwanda
Established: 1 July 1962 (Independence from Belgium)
Population: 12,374,397 (2019 estimate)
Religion: 43.7% Catholic, 37.7% Protestant, 11.8% Seventh-day Adventists, 2% Muslim
Language(s): English, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
Capital: Kigali
Order of Visit: Sixty-First     
First Visit: 04 December 2017
Last Visit: 04 December 2017
Duration: 1 Day
Visit Highlights: Kigali Genocide Memorial, visiting the ‘Hotel Rwanda’, Belgian Soldier Memorial
Places Visited: Kigali  
Rwanda Journal Entry  

Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment