Roads of the Self-Drive Safari

We talked a lot about the roads of our safari, so we wanted to give you an idea of those as well. Here is a photo essay of the roads we drove while on safari.

Roads of South Africa

There were many big regular highways in South Africa, but our first campsite took us off of them!

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Why did the Kudu cross the road?

Roads of Botswana

There were of course long stretches of tar highways here too. The hardest part was watching for the many many cows and donkeys that constantly decided to cross the road in front of you. There were warthogs leaping out on the road every now and then as well. As we made our way into the parks, the roads became deep sand.

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Why did the springbok cross the road?

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The impalas needed to cross the road as well!

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Here is the road where we got stuck. It was purely accident that we got this picture. We just took it, continued driving and picked the wrong road. It is hard to see how deep the sand was down there… but it was bad!

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We had to drive INTO the river about 15 feet to actually get ONTO this ferry.

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Always watch out for the donkeys!

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This was called third bridge. Not much of a bridge… as you can see.

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Luckily, 4th bridge was a little more bridge like.

Roads of Namibia

After Botswana, Namibia felt like a breeze. No more deep sand, but lots and lots of gravel.

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And why did the elephants cross the road? No… I still don’t have an answer…

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We had to drive into the sun sometimes. This evening was particularly difficult cause there was a lot of dust in the air… we could hardly see!

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Don’t forget to watch out for giraffes!

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And zebra of course!

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It did get a little hilly in Namibia.

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The blind hills were the hardest!

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IMG_0736 The Skeleton Coast felt like we were on another world.

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There were some windy roads!

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IMG_9592_edt We enjoyed the southern African version of waysides or picnic areas. We would see a sign for a table under a tree… and then you’d always see the table under the tree!

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Watch out for the above sign. They meant you were about to cross a river… most likely a dry one. But it was good for a big dip!

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3 thoughts on “Roads of the Self-Drive Safari

  1. On the windy one with the power lines running, it would have been great if there also had been windmills!

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