My 25 favourite Africa pics!

Nele/ July 16, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

I’ve only been back from Africa a few days, and I still haven’t gotten over everything I experienced over there! It was the first time for me to visit that continent, and it was surely something different. I started out at Victoria Falls, then travelled through Botswana and ended up in Johannesburg. While I’m trying to structure all that into some more sensible posts, I want to show you some of my favourite Africa pics from this trip. Because a picture says more than a thousand words, especially if a continent is just that insanely beautiful.

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Buffalos at Chobe NP – the first out of the Big 5!

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An African Fish Eagle is eyeing us from above

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My first day I spent on a trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana. It was without a doubt one of the best days of my trip! Doing a game drive in Africa has been on my bucket list for I don’t remember how long, and Chobe is the perfect location for this.

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Africa pics

I love this pic of the giraffe with the elephants in the background. What a sight, right?

Chobe is the elephant capital. No other place in Africa has a population this big. Which means you see plenty of them when you do a game drive. We also spotted lots of adorable baby elephants. But the highlight was to see them swim across the Chobe River during our boat tour.

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The first elephant takes courage and crosses the water – soon to be followed by the others.

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The elephants are parading off after taking their swim.

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Isn’t this the most adorable baby elephant ever?

Another bucket-list worthy item was seeing the Victoria Falls. I visited them from the Zimbabwe side, before going over to Zambia for a rafting trip. More on that another time, for now let’s just enjoy their beauty!

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A double rainbow above Victoria Falls

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View from the Victoria Falls Bridge

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Met this little local when I was walking back from the falls!

Chobe was not to remain my only game drive in Botswana. The second one happened at the Rhino Sanctuary in Serowe. It’s the only place in Botswana that has rhinos. They have a breeding programme and aim to reintroduce rhinos to more places in Bots. Besides the rhinos, there’s plenty other animals to see at the sanctuary.

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A white rhino crossed our path (literally) during the evening game drive.

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A yellow-billed hornbill, also known as “flying banana”

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This black rhino comes by every day to take a drink out of the pool. Because, why not?

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A group of wildebeest during sunrise

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Is it me, or do they look even more majestic in the morning light?

The final destination of my trip was Johannesburg. It’s certainly a different experience compared to European cities. But an interesting one! After being told constantly how dangerous Joburg is, I’m very glad I still got to see a lot and didn’t hide away in my hostel for four days.

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View over Johannesburg from the Carlton Centre

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The Great African Steps at Constitution Hill

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Shadow Boxer Statue of Nelson Mandela

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Joburg has some impressive street art

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Braamfontein was the location of my hostel Once in Joburg

Have you been to Africa? Would you like to go after seeing these pictures? Do you have some favourite memories of visiting the continent? Share in the comments!

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About Nele

Travel-addicted introvert by nature, freelance writer and blogger by profession. I take every opportunity to see more of the world. This blog was created to inspire fellow introverts to live their travel dreams, and to view their quiet personality as an asset rather than an obstacle on the road.

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