The Great Escape

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

After a crazy year and a half, we took some time off & ventured into the wild. Yay!
To be honest, I wasn't that thrilled initially when I found out that we were going to Botswana, but it ended up being one of the best trips I've ever been on. 

Quick disclaimer: I recently found out that I need to work on my landscape photography skills & that I pull some pretty strange faces on photos...


...like this one. Just LOOK how excited I was about that elephant (which was really quite close).
A definite highlight was the sunset cruise & sundowners on the Chobe river. We saw so many animals & none of my pictures do any justice at all to how extremely beautiful it is.
Imagine this photo a hundred times more spectacular & you'll have an inkling of an idea of what I'm talking about. I mean!
We also visited the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe which were as majestic & wonderful as you would imagine.
Best is that I got to experience all of it with this amazing guy!
We saw sooo many animals, especially elephants. Did you know that Chobe Nature Reserve has more than 60 000 elephants? We were so close to some of the animals that I could have reached out and touched them (if I were allowed to, which obviously I'm not because they're wild animals).

I could go on and on about this trip, but even I hate looking at other people's holiday pictures so I won't be subjecting you to such torture. However, if you love traveling & you're still reading I will give you one valuable piece of advice: If you ever go to Botswana (which is such a warm, welcoming country), you absolutely MUST visit Elephant Sands Lodge. I can't start to explain what an amazing experience it was, but take my word for it.

Just one of the many, many elephant families we saw at Elephant Sands.

While in Botswana, we mostly had no reception & limited WiFi access at some of the lodges. The thing that struck me the most was how great it was not being connected to social media & the internet for a significant part of the day. We were more relaxed, more aware of the moment & we had a chance to really clear our heads. I won't drone on about it as there are heaps of posts about the effects of social media etc. on the internet, but I will say that I have decided to disconnect from social media in the evenings & on weekends & I already feel happier for it.

Botswana, we'll be seeing you again in a year's time!

2 comments:

  1. stunning pics !! looks like the most amazing trip!!!

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    1. You're so kind, thank you La! Come with us next year!! :D

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