In September, 1999, Juliet
and I went to Botswana with a bunch of mutual friends, to visit
friends who were living there and to do a wildlife safari.
Our friends, Elizabeth
and Steve, arranged a great trip for us. We spent about half the
time tent camping, the other half in lodges. We rented cars for
the first part of the trip, on good roads in Botswana and Zimbabwe,
and then switched to 4x4's for the very rough, sandy roads in Botswana's
Camping takes some getting
used to: several times, elephants came right to the edge of our
campsites; a hyena started rummaging through our stuff one night,
until we shooed him away; we would hear lions roaring or chuffing
nearby (or at least, they sounded nearby!) at night. Just getting
out of the tent in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom
would get the adrenaline flowing.
Juliet and I both took
lots of photos. You can see a few of them by clicking on the links
on the left. The first two show our friends; the others are animals.