December (Day 6)
And the heavens
opened up again we only managed to get to Savuti where we spend
on our way to Savuti
Road to Savuti
December (Day 7)
We had to
cover 112 km off-road through Chobe and 480km on road through
the Caprivi to reach Shakawe fishing lodge in Botswana next to
the Okavango Delta before 18:00 when the border closed at Shakawe.
We made it with no problems and had a nice relaxing dinner and
slept in a room for a change.
out tyres to road pressures
Lenyanti river into Namibia
December to 3 January
fishing on the Okavango, the fishing was not that good due to
the river being very high and dirty of all the rain, but at least
we caught some fish before January when a total ban on all fishing
until the end of March was imposed so that the fish can spurn.
(Fisheries with there nets catching the spurn stock is the reason
for the ban) I personally think it is a good thing. We drove back
to JHB on the 3rd of January on road 1380km the round trip was
just less than 3500km.
That is our
trip it was great fun and our vehicles took the roads beautifully
but I will suggest the following mods before doing this trip Snorkel,
Suspension and winch is a must. We had our share of maintenance
on our vehicle as well but nothing big, oil changes and greasing
and so on, the normal stuff to do after driving in water as we