Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    Kazungula border crossing: Botswana to Zambia

    The Kazungula border from Botswana to Zambia is a bit of a hassle compared to other borders in Southern Africa. Two hours in the baking heat, a few hoops and US$300 later, we finally entered Zambia… Kazungula ferry border crossing Botswana and Zambia share the world’s shortest border crossing (depending on who you ask)...

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    Helicopter safari in the Okavango Delta

    The Okavango Delta is one of the most amazing places to go on safari in Africa. The Delta is a large wetland area with UNESCO world heritage status. It’s also one of the best concentrations of wildlife in Africa, and is often featured in wildlife documentaries. Although we are avid overlanders, even we...

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    Amazing community campsites in the Okavango Delta

    Thinking about a trip to the Okavango Delta? Check out these four reasonably priced, community campsites just outside Moremi Game Reserve. Moving on from Tsodilo Hills, Maggie and the team decided to visit an old favourite and one of Botswana’s most popular destinations: the Okavango Delta. The Delta, which became...

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    Tsodilo Hills: The Mountain of the Gods

    After visiting the Caprivi strip in Namibia, and crossing the border into Botswana via the Okavango panhandle, Maggie and the team headed for one of Botswana’s less-visited but most awe-inspiring destinations: Tsodilo Hills. Tsodilo Hills – Mountain of the Gods In the dusty northwestern corner of Botswana, west of the...

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    Border crossing: Namibia to Botswana

    Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and minimal paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 4 overland border crossings between Namibia and Botswana. The most popular and well-used borders are Buitepos / Momuno Bridge on the trans-Kalahari...

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    Camping with Hippos in the Caprivi strip

    After leaving Etosha National Park, Maggie and the team were fed up with being dusty and seriously dry. We needed a change of scenery with a lusher outlook and luckily for us, the Caprivi was within a day’s drive! Caprivi strip The Caprivi strip, which is also known as the Caprivi or...

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    A self-drive safari in Etosha National Park

    After leaving Spitzkoppe, Maggie and the team continued on the journey north. Our next stop was one of Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions: Etosha National Park. The itineraries of nearly everyone we met on the road in Namibia included a visit to Etosha. And for good reason! This was Noel’s second...

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    Spitzkoppe: the Matterhorn of Namibia

    After exploring the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, we didn’t think Namibia could get more beautiful. But we hadn’t visited Spitzkoppe yet! About 150km (1.5 hours) northwest of Swakopmund lies Spitzkoppe (meaning ‘pointed dome’ in German, but also generously referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’). The bald granite peaks are not nearly...

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    The red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia, in pictures

    Continuing our journey north from Luderitz and Kolmanskopp along dusty back roads through the Namib desert, we visited one of Namibia’s most spectacular and sites – Sossusvlei. Noel visited the area on his first overland trip in 2010, and couldn’t wait to visit again! The Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei Sossusvlei, located inside the Namib-Naukluft National...