Botswana - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
As always, at the end of a trip, the time has come to pull the strings and put down the numbers that characterized this trip to Botswana and South Africa.
The highlights of our trip to Botswana and South Africa
• Flight hours: 24, 12 hours on the outward journey and 12 hours on the return journey.
• States visited: 2 Botswana and South Africa, about 3 weeks in Botswana and about a week in South Africa.
Swiss Air - Photo Credits: Silvano Greco
We are at Johannesburg in South Africa, we spent a month traveling around Botswana and Northern South Africa, this morning we went to have brunch at the Fourways Farmers Market; we like it so much that we have decided that, from now on, it will be our favorite place for Sunday brunch every time we are in Jozi.
Johannesburg: Fourways Farmer Market - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at Johannesburg in South Africa and we are at the end of a journey that led us to explore part of Northern South Africa and Botswana; today is the day of our departure, we go home ... what an infinite sadness, but we still have the day today and we want to enjoy it to the full.
It's Sunday and so what's better than the Fourways Farmers Market to drown the sorrows of departure?
Johannesburg: Protea Hotel - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We were in Pretoria this morning and, after taking a very short tour of the city, we left to Johannesburg, this is the last stop in South Africa and of the whole trip; in fact tomorrow we have the flight to go home, unfortunately I would add.
For the first time, we cheated on our favorite hotel the Premier OR Tambo Hotel because we wanted to try the Protea OR Tambo, that is located right in front of Johannesburg OR Tambo airport and a few hundred meters from the Premier.
South Africa: Pretoria - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are located in Pretoria, one of the capitals of South Africa, yes South Africa does not have a capital like most countries, but it has three of them: Pretoria is the administrative capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital; one of the many peculiarities of this country with a complicated past that tries, in some way, to go further.
South Africa on the road - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at Palapye in Botswana, this was the last night we spent in this beautiful country; we stayed at the Peaconwood Boutique B&B and, in addition to enjoying it as a structure, we had a great time.
We woke up at 7.30 am and went to have breakfast, the girl cooks us an omelet and sunny-side-up eggs worthy a star chef, wow!
We close our bags, close our Dr Livingstone and, before leaving to South Africa, we ask the girl if there is a tire dealer to understand if we can repair the tire we punctured yesterday.
Central Kalahari - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, the time has come to leave today; we are very sorry because this was our last night in the wild and this morning leaving the CKGR we will make our last safari hours of this trip; in the end we have been around for almost a month and unfortunately the time has come to go back to Johannesburg and then go home.
Centra Kalahari: Cheetahs - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are always at the Central Kalahari Reserve, in Botswana, this morning we woke up at 6.00 am, a little later than our usual time, we have breakfast and at 6.45am we leave, we leave the CKDEC06 campsite where we slept last night .
Central Kalahari: Lions - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Central Kalahari Nature Reserve in Botswana and this morning we woke up at 5.30 am at our Deception Valley campsite; we slept a lot, last night we went to sleep at 9.15 pm; something that in Milan doesn't even happen when we're sick.
We have breakfast in the car, even if it's less cold outside than the previous days we don't want to go out, since it's not yet clear.
Botswana: Central Kalahari - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, we spent our second night in the reserve at the Sunday Campsite, number 4 to be precise, where we have already been 2 years ago and where we wanted to return.
Tonight we shared our campsite with 2 boys, a French guy and a German girl; although we had booked exclusively we did not feel like telling it and we hosted them.