Australia: Cairns – Cape Tribulation 1995

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches. Cape Tribulation is a remote headland and ecotourism destination in northeast Queensland, Australia. A coastal area within Daintree National Park, it offers a combination of rainforest and beaches. Boat tours are available to the Great Barrier Reef, lying to the east. Walking routes include boardwalks and a ridge trail on Mount Sorrow. Bird-watching and jungle zip-lining are popular activities.

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Australia: Cairns, Green Island, Diving, Atherton Tablelands 1995

Green Island and its surrounding waters are an important and protected marine park. Filled with vibrant bird and coral reef marine life, there is much to explore, and find out what makes the resort one of the most eco-friendly in the world. The Tablelands (or Atherton Tablelands) is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland. The landscape's mix of rainforest, wetlands and savanna is home to numerous birds and wildlife like tree kangaroos and wallabies.

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Botswana 2022/23: Ihaha

Ihaha Campsite is located about 35 kilometres west of Kasane on the Chobe riverfront.... a spectacular location ... elephants rumbling past in droves to enjoy the Chobe River... This relatively modern camp provides ablution blocks with toilets and showers. Water is heated by solar energy. Highly recommended!

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Botswana 2022/23: Linyanti

The Linyanti Marsh, located at the northwest corner of the park and to the north of Savuti, is adjacent to Linyanti River. To the west of this area lies Selinda Reserve and on the northern bank of Kwando River is Namibia's Mamili National Park. The area around the two rivers consists of riverine woodlands, open woodlands as well as lagoons, and the rest of the region mainly consists of flood plains. Here there are large concentrations of lions, leopards, wild dogs, roan antelopes, sable antelopes, hippopotamuses and above all enormous herds of elephants. The rare red lechwe, sitatunga and crocodile also occur in the area as well as the rich birdlife. The camp site overlooks the river and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia on the opposite bank.

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Botswana 2022/23: Savuti Paradise

The Savuti is a region within the heart of the Chobe National Park that is secretly located away from the peak season crowds at the Chobe riverfront. It is the remote homeground of Camp Savuti, positioned on the banks of the dry Savuti Channel and close to the famous Savuti Marsh. The Savuti lions switched to preying on elephants during the late dry season (August-November) between 1985–2005. A pride of 30 lions killed one elephant every three days! It is still wild but the ablutions are now like a prison preventing the elephants from using their trunks to drink from the showers while you are under it as they did in recent times!

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Botswana 2022/23: Magotho – Khwai

Magotho Campsite is located 20 kilometres east of the Khwai Village. The campsite is situated along the main Moremi – Savuti Road. The campsite derives its name from the Setswana of Camel-thorn, these threes provide shade to the campsites. The campsite is basic and true self drive 4×4 Africa adventure. However, it has recently undergone refurbishment and there are now clean ablution blocks and extended spacious camp sites with braai areas. Just wild camping between the trees and the roaming wildlife. We recommend to bring sufficient water and food. Magotho Campsite is a great campsite to experience wildlife. It is great hearing the sounds of the animals in the night and it is not unusual to see some animals on the campsite. An amazing experience!

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Botswana 2022/23: Moremi – Third Bridge

Moremi Game Reserve is in northern Botswana, in the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods. Dugout canoes are used to navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles on waterways like the Xakanaxa Lagoon. On land, wildlife includes lions, leopards and rhinos. Safari camps are common, with several dotted around large Chief's Island and the forested Mopane Tongue Peninsula.At the third bridge from the southern entrance to the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, you can find a campsite with the fitting name Third Bridge Campsite. The facilities at this campsite are well-maintained and the sanitary facilities were renewed a few years ago. The camping pitches are very spacious here, which means you can enjoy the surroundings in complete peace and privacy. At this campsite, you are truly amongst the wildlife. There are no fences, which means wild animals can walk right by your tent. During the day, there are baboons to look out for. In the evening, there is a good chance of seeing hyenas in the camp. Other animals such as elephants and hippos are also regularly seen at the campsite. A small store at Third Bridge offers wood for the campfire and can provide a few basic needs. There is no power or Wi-Fi at Third Bridge Campsite.

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Botswana 2022/23: Maun – Island Safari Lodge & Mokoro Trip

Maun is a town on the Thamalakane River in northern Botswana. It's the jumping-off point for the vast inland Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush wildlife habitat during the seasonal floods. In the delta, safari camps dot the Moremi Game Reserve, which is home to hippos, lions and rhinos. Island Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the River, and is a cool and welcoming oasis in the heart of Maun. Shaded under a huge canopy of large trees, the lodge overlooks the river and floodplain beyond. From here you can explore the famed Okavango Delta by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Glide past the islands that dot the delta and the surrounding channels for a unique experience that sets you amongst nature.

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Botswana 2022/23: Nxai Pan & Baines Baobab

Nxai Pan National Park is a national park in north-eastern Botswana, consisting of Nxai Pan, which is one of the Makgadikgadi Pan salt flats and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. The biggest draw to Nxai Pan National Park are the zebras that migrate by the thousands to the area – the second largest land animal migration in Southern Africa. Baines Baobab is an extraordinary place with large Baobab trees sitting on the edge of an extensive salt which was painted by explorer Thomas Baines in 1862 and still looks almost exactly the same, even down to the fallen tree! ... simply spectacular.

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Botswana 2022/23: Planet Baobab & Meerkats!

Follow the road pointed out by the giant aardvark and you’ll discover the intriguingly named Planet Baobab… This is the Baobab Capital of the World, where the average age of each tree is more than 4000 years, and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the size of Switzerland ... this quirky and welcoming place has the largest swimming pool in the Kalahari, serves great food and offers an oasis in the wilderness... you can sleep on the Pan and meet the Meerkats up close and personal - do not hesitate - just visit this place - it is AWESOME!

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