Botswana: Khama Rhino - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Marakele National Park in South Africa, but today we leave, our destination is Botswana!
We wake up at 6:15am, late for the standard of this trip but today we can afford it, we have breakfast and then we close everything and we leave; today we have to travel about 400 km so it is better not to waste too much time, at 7:30am we leave the campsite and go to the gate.
Marakele National Park - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Marakele National Park in South Africa, we decided to visit this park because, on the one hand it is on the road that takes us to Botswana, that is the destination of our journey, and on the other because we are curious, we have never been here before but we have seen some wonderful photos.
Marakele National Park - Photo Credits: Silvano Greco
We are in South Africaand this morning we left from the Pilanesberg National Park,originally we should have gone directly to the Marakele National Parkbut, since our Dr. Livingstone's refrigerator was broken, we had to make a change of plans and go to Rustenberg at the Outdoor Warehouse to buy a new refrigerator.
Rustenberg is about an hour from the Pilanesberg National Park Gate and, after solving the refrigerator problem and having lunch, we traveled for another 2 hours to reach the Marakele National Park.
Pilanesberg National Park - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Pilanesberg National Park, this morning we have breakfast at the Bakgatla campground in the company of the green vervetsand then we leave.
Our itinerary included, for the day today, a last safari at the Pilanesberg National Park, then an hour transfer and entry into the Marakele National Park; instead we had to change our plans because, the other day, the refrigerator broke down and we can't face our journey without, so we have to buy a new one.
This morning we woke up at the Bakgatla Campsite inside the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa; according to our original plans this morning we would have had to get up before dawn, take a few hours' safari and then go to the Marakele National Park.
Instead we have been forced to change our plans because the other day our refrigerator has abandoned us and, since we cannot do the whole journey without a fridge, we must necessarily go and buy one while we are in South Africa and not far from Johannesburg, because then we risk not finding one anylonger.
Pilanesberg National Park: Elephants - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa and we woke up this morning at 5.30 am, it was still dark outside and the air was cold; so we took a wise decision: having breakfast inside Dr. Livingstone.
At 6.30am we are ready to leave, we have already loaded the car because tonight we sleep at another campsite.
Pilanesberg National Park: Zebra fighting - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa, we arrived yesterday from Johannesburg and we will spend three days here in all; yesterday's safari was very exciting and we are curious to know what the Pilanesberg has in store for us today.
We wake up at 5.30am, from now on, for the duration of the trip, this will be, with rare exceptions, the time set on our alarm.
Pilanesberg National Park: Rhino - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We arrived at the Bakubung Gate around 11.30 am, we park our Dr. Livingstone and go to register and pay the entrance fee; the Pilanesberg is not part of the parks managed by San Parks and therefore our Wild Cardis not valid here.
On the road - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at Johannesburg, South Africa, we spent three days here to prepare our car, Dr. Livingstone, for the journey, to do the shopping, at least for the first few days, but also to go to the Fourways Farmers Market, where we have spent a pleasant day with live music, friendly people and delicious street food.