• Overlanding to Victoria Falls

    Posted on January 17, 2013 by in Random, Travel

    This has got to be one of the most epic trips I’ve done and most certainly one to tick off my bucket list! We headed off on the 27th Dec 2012 with Nomad Tours from Jhb. On our first night we overnighted at Camp Itumela which is in Palapye and is a great overnight stop. They have the most devine food and a pool to cool off from the sweltering Botswana heat. Early the next morning we were off and spent about 12 hours on the road on our way to Vic Falls. We stayed at the Adventure Lodge in Vic Falls which has an amazing grassed campsite with fantastic and clean ablution facilities. It has plenty of shady trees to pitch your tent underneath and is also close to the swimming pool. They also offer all of the activities that there are to do at Vic Falls and have very friendly and knowledgable staff.
    On day 3 we were taken on the Vic Falls Steam Train by The Steam Train Company into an unknown destination in the middle of the bush.We were taken out for about half an hour on the train with dj’s aboard and a train full of people all dressed in ‘Carnival’ themed outfits. There were marquee stretch tents set up with live music, great food and the awesome backdrop of the African night sky with a blanket of stars to see us into the night. WOW!!!! It was ‘fantabulous’…
    If ever you are in Vic Falls and would like to book an excursion , either contact them via their website and chat to Sean Young or get hold of them via their Facebook Group for the experience of a LIFETIME!!!!

    The Vic Falls Carnival  had an array of various bands from Africa playing over the 3 days namely, Jeremy Loops (who’s music is AMAZING!), The Graeme Watkins Project, Plush, Zahara to name but a few… It looks as if this will be an annual event so be sure not to miss out on it! New Years Eve must have had at least 3000 people there who partied well into the night with a great view of “The Smoke That Thunders” in the background. It was a really well organized and well supported event which I can highly recommend to all.

    Thank you to all who made this amazing journey possible and yet another dream come true!

    If you would like to order a cd of high res edited images of this trip for R299, please contact me on either 0799832641 or info@kimsteinberg.com
    :-)There are LOTS more photos on the cd!!! 🙂

    Our Nomad Trucks

    Bragging rights!

    Camp Itumela in Botswana

    Tons of mopane worms around

    Some friends we met along the way

    Pit stop in Botswana

    Peter Pan and I

    Full Moon Party at Adventure ZoneDJ Ice

    Chelsea Bun about to jump

    Dr. David Livingstone

    The amazing forests

    Peanut Butter Chicken! Delish!!!

    Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi

    A jug of Pimms goes down really well here!

    One of theeeee best artists I have ever come across in my life!

    The big tree

    The Graeme Watkins Project

    Jeremy Loops

    One Hundred Trillion Dollars whahahahahaha!!!

    One way to instantly dry smelly towels

    Ellies are as common as cows in northern Botswana

    The vast and wide open spaces in Botswana