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  1. arv!
    September 21, 2018 @ 11:42 pm

    That’s a great post, Jyoti with some awesome pictures. Your Namibia pictures are stunning. They are at par with images we see on Nat Geo mag. Just awesome!
    It definitely looks like a great relaxing experience with your stays in national parks. I definitely enjoyed reading this post.

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks Arvind! Really appreciate your kind words.
      Nirmal’s pictures are amazing, it would be nice if he submitted somewhere 🙂
      National parks are our absolute favorite, especially in Namibia where they are so vast that we rarely see anyone around in the vast openness.

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  2. Alexine
    September 22, 2018 @ 1:12 am

    Wow! I’d love to be on your shoes visiting Southern Africa for 2 weeks is like a dream for me. I love watching animals in their natural habitat that what makes them more precious in my opinion. Your photos are stunning, I’m just curious what kind of lens did you use to get that close up image of the animals.

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  3. Marie
    September 22, 2018 @ 2:32 am

    Amazing pictures. I particularly enjoyed your Namib Desert photos. Would love to see all the wildlife in South Africa one day.

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:47 am

      Thanks Marie!
      I hope you’ll visit and take lots of time.
      The best way to watch wildlife is stay relaxed and watch life unfold in its dramatic ways.

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  4. Greta Milkovic
    September 22, 2018 @ 4:25 am

    This is such a beautiful and informative posts. Thank you for sharing so many photos. I cant wait to visit Africa soon 🙂

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks Greta! All the best in scheduling the trip. You’ll love it.

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  5. Gareth
    September 22, 2018 @ 8:17 am

    Wow!! So comprehensive and what an amazing trip. You could turn this into a book.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:54 am

      Hi Gareth, you’re so kind. I have so much material, maybe someday I’ll look into a book 🙂 Thanks so much for your vote of confidence.

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  6. Zaneta P Baran
    September 22, 2018 @ 6:46 pm

    You have an amazing pictures! I have never been in Southern Africa and it is definitely on my bucket list!

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  7. California Globetrotter
    September 23, 2018 @ 1:50 am

    What an amazing trip you had! Interesting to see the popular touristy spots and the harsh reality of how some people still live there. #blogpostsaturday

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  8. Nancie
    September 23, 2018 @ 5:06 am

    Beautiful photographs. You covered a lot of ground in 14 days, and it’s great to read that you saw so much wildlife. What a stroke of luck to see all those leopards and manage to photo them. This post moves going on a safari way up on my bucket list.

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:59 am

      Hi Nancie, you’re right! we did cover a lot of ground. One day when we retire, I want to go back and take a lot more time in each place. It’ll be amazing.
      The leopards were definitely a treat and huge stroke of luck. I’m so glad the safari ranger didn’t rush us other of there. After an hour, when we left it was just in time to see the lioness and cubs crossing.
      All the best on getting safari to the top of your list and schedule.

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  9. Jen
    September 29, 2018 @ 6:01 am

    What an incredible bucket list adventure! Did you plan this yourself??

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    • Jyoti
      September 29, 2018 @ 8:11 am

      Hi Jen, you’re so right. It was an amazing experience. My husband does all the planning and photography 🙂

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  10. Lisa L Orchard
    September 30, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us! You have some incredible pics!

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  11. Ella
    December 4, 2018 @ 9:36 am

    What an incredible adventure you had! I can’t believe how many impressive wildlife sightings you got to witness, especially the leopard on your self-drive safari in Kruger. I’m determined to make it back to Africa soon for a road-trip around Botswana. Chobe and the Okovango Delta are so high on my bucket-list! I can’t believe you did all this in 14 days! Also I’m happy you got to visit Deadvlei. Some of us weren’t so lucky and couldn’t find it… 😂

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    • Jyoti
      December 4, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

      Hi Ella, you’re right it was a trip of a lifetime, but I do want to return for more time to soak in and explore Namibia and Botswana. Botswana’s Chobe national park is amazing and teeming with wildlife. But I do want to visit Okovango Delta and Etosha too.
      I’m so sorry Dead Vlei was not more obvious. Which season did you visit?

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  13. Michelle Lee
    March 13, 2019 @ 10:19 pm

    Hi,

    I am planning a 2 week honeymoon and want to go to Cape Town, a safari in Kruger, Victoria Falls, and Namibia. I feel like we’ll be squeezing too much in. We’re there highlights of your trip that you’d prioritize over others?

    Thanks
    Michelle

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    • Jyoti
      March 15, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

      Hi Michelle, it would largely depend on the season and your goals for this trip.
      We visited Southern Africa during their winter and we were able to cover all these places quite comfortably.
      Of the four places on your list, I would prioritize in the following order
      1: Namibia – the dunes were amazing and out of this world. I wish we had time to visit beaches, marsh and mountain wildlife in Namibia.
      2: Kruger – is teeming with wildlife, especially the roads along the river. A must visit if you’re in Southern Africa.
      3: Victoria Falls + Chobe National Park – Victoria falls is enormous, but you can cover it in two half days. It’ll be a shame to go all the way and miss a boat safari in Chobe National Park
      4: Cape Town is a gorgeous city – in many ways it reminded me of the San Francisco Bay Area, our home town. They had an extreme water shortage at that time and continues to get worse. Other than that is a gorgeous city.

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