Louise and Gerald will also be joining us for the Botswana and Zimbabwe portion, as we self-drive up the eastern border of Bots past the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and up to Chobe, before visiting Vic Falls and heading back down through Zim, stopping off at Hwange and Matobo National Parks.
I will then be attending the Indaba travel trade show in Durban, which is a manic 4 days of meeting with operators and learning about new developments and properties in the African safari industry.
So by the time I come back to Oz I will either return with a wealth of new knowledge, or a complete blurred memory of seeing so many places in the space of a few weeks! Hopefully it is the former!
During this time, I will be monitoring e-mails, and answering phone calls, but there will be periods when we have no access to internet or phone signal, so responses may be slow over the next month.
We will put together a full trip report, when we have a chance, giving some updated info about lodges, gorilla and chimp trekking, Zimbabwe, and anything else we learn or think will be valuable to potential African safariers.
I apologise in advance for any lack of, or delay in, response to any enquiries sent through over the next few weeks, but if you can wait until the end of May, you will be able to pick our brains for some of the latest African travel info.
This is the only way we can make sure we are providing the best service possible, by going out there and seeig and doing it ourselves. Also, we just love it.