Summary of our African Adventure 2014

On the flight from Brisbane, we talked about how high our expectations were for our African adventure and we had come to the conclusion that they were much higher than they probably should have been. However, our holiday was even more amazing than we ever thought possible!!!
Some of our highlights were: Walking with the cheetahs; playing with the lion cubs; magnificent dining on the Rovos Rail train; riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and looking down on Cape Town spread below us; being at the most southerly point of the African continent; the many fabulous game drives we did where we saw and were so close to more animals than we thought possible; our helicopter flight through the Zambezi Gorge and over Victoria Falls; the Zambezi Queen and our adventures on the Chobe River; and our afternoon with the Lions.
We stayed in some of the most amazing accommodation from the luxury of our suite at Sabi Sands – Kruger National Park, to the suite at the Pezula Resort in Kynsna, to the tented accommodation at Thanda Private Game Reserve, the opulence of our suite on the Rovos Rail train and our master suite on the Zambezi Queen – and all of the other hotels, which were of higher than expected standard.
Our adventures took us into South Africa, Swaziland, Zululand, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Western Australia!
We travelled by aeroplanes, private limousine, electric vehicle, four-wheel drive buses, mini-buses, coach buses, steam train, cable car, funicular, open 4 wheel drive land rovers, helicopter, tender boats and river boat.
We were fortunate to see a fair bit of Southern Africa: from the open plains to the dramatic mountains and gorges; the rugged bushland; the wonders of the national parks, with their rivers and abundant and varied wildlife; and some of the spectacular coastline
We met some lovely people in Africa, including the local guides and rangers and we were impressed with the friendliness and warmth of the people that we encountered in the hotels, restaurants and tourist environments.
We were so impressed with our APT tour and especially our tour director, Delia, who made sure that our holiday was so perfect. We also enjoyed travelling with our fellow tour group members, who were always jovial and fun to be with and we were delighted with the degree of camaraderie that was developed in such a short time.
We had a wonderful time in Perth with Maria & Dennis, Tim & Rachel, Imogen & Carys. We were so fortunate that Tim & Rachel took us to visit the Pinnacles and also give us an insight into just how beautiful Perth is.
We have taken 6,340 photos and a few short videos and we have a store of the most magnificent memories that will stay with us forever!


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