Thought it would be good to share our general overview of our travel plans for the next 12 months in Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa .
The first part of the trip for 3 weeks starting 15 April we will be traveling with our friends Adrian & Rentia – they own Slivers Biltong & Nuts and run African Bush Adventures (https://www.africanbushadventures.co.za/).
We did our first self drive trip with Adrian & Rentia in 2014 and fell in love with this blend of education and appreciation of this amazing world.
The areas of Namibia that will be explored are in the north West regions i.e. Etosha, Ovamboland, Kaokoland, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Erongo and Northern Namibia.
This will take us from 18 April to 4 May then Julie and Barry (JuBa) will continue North through Kavango, along the Caprivi strip to Katimo Mulilo.
In Katima we will get our Covid PCR Test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) before heading into Zambia. In Zambia we will drive to Siavongo where we will be “doing a workaway” for a month or two and then see which way the wind blows – we hope to be able to spend at least 3 months in Zambia thereafter we will most likely head back to Namibia then Botswana before returning to South Africa. In South Africa we plan to explore Kruger Park and then we have our first firm date where we will meet up with Lee and family on 9 December 2021 in Mountain Sanctuary Park in the Magaliesburg .
After Christmas with family we will start working our way further South through all the National parks of South Africa.
During this time Julie will fly back to spend time with her mom every 6 to 8 weeks.
We are open to outcome and change on this fairly loose plan – in the coming weeks we will see if our planning and packing have worked out correctly – we aim to keep this blog as a travel diary and reflection of whatever arises mentally, spiritually and physically with ourselves and our dear Bru’ster
Bru’ster is Brutus’s sister and she is a Toyota Hilux Double cab 2.8GD6 – she had a face lift during covid – so is raring to go. That’s a good reminder the new TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitor System) needs to be installed on Monday and paired with the display unit. There has never been a moment when havent thought of something else that needs doing planning or fixing before we leave on the 15 April.