Author Archives: Vanessa Dewson

Namibia Tour – Part 4

Today is World Tourism Day so it’s fitting that this last blog post of our trip to Namibia is about a very special visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. One of the reasons we travel is to learn more about the places we visit. Not just the history and culture...

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Namibia Tour – Part 3

Besides the dunes of the Namib desert, a trip to Namibia just wouldn’t be complete without visiting Etosha National Park. Etosha means “the great white place” because of the large salt pan within it. We were there during their ‘winter’ so it was dry except for the various spring fed...

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Namibia Tour – Part 2

Arriving in Swakopmund, we left the blue skies behind and were greet by an overcast sky that didn’t let us see much of a sunset. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the fresh sea air and amazing seafood for dinner. It’s a very popular coastal town where Namibians and tourists like to vacation....

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Namibia Tour – Part 1

Welcome to our Namibian Tour Blog! This tour offered amazing photographic opportunities but the main focus was a 4-night stay at the Cheetah Conservation Fund that my husband and I have supported by volunteering to help update and maintain the Canadian branch’s website for the last couple of years. Others...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 18

Today was the last day of the tour but fortunately we had enough time to do a half-day tour of the city of Johannesburg, Soweto (short for South Western Townships) and the Apartheid Museum. The museum was very moving, including having to enter in a segregated door depending on your...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Days 16 & 17

We had a total of six game drives while staying for three nights at Kapama Private Game Reserve’s Southern Camp. The leopard remained elusive even though we heard it one night and the rangers tried their best to find it. Fortunately, one member of our group managed a great sighting...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 15

We had our first early morning game drive today and though it was cloudy, the rain held off and we were treated to more lions lying around, including a beautiful male. We then saw a fish eagle sitting on the side of the road. This is not typical behaviour and...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 14

Today we took the Panorama Route on our way to 3 nights at a private game reserve next to the Kruger National Park. I’d love to go back and see these vistas again at sunrise or sunset but at least we finally had sunshine again! We stopped at Lisbon Falls...

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