Iona National Park, Angola 3rd & 4th July

We drove through the southern edge of the Iona National Park in Angola to make tracks back to the Namibian border. We passed through some remote areas, with very slow progress across river beds and rocky passes and through Himba territory. A very weary group pushed through the border back into Namibia on the 4th and headed in various directions. Fascinating travels through Angola, but more on that later.
Now in Kasane updating some info, staying with the Hoys, and having the Dogcatcher go through some tests. We head to Zimbabwe tomorrow – Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park to see what is happening down there. Thanks to the hosts along the way through Namibia and the Caprivi. Cath is having a well deserved rest day.
Thanks for notes and comments. Very slow connection here so the responses will come when we are home….


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Carol and Peterreply
July 12, 2010 at 05:07 PM

I am sure Catherine loved the snake

July 12, 2010 at 06:07 PM

Aaah Guys,
What an amazing adventure, knowing just when to employ local knowledge and when to take the risks yourself. What a beautiful specimin that python was – so much for no animals in Angola, or does that mean you’re nearer Botswana when that was taken? Cath, sounds like you’re not only holding up, but have become the backbone to – good on ye Sheila! Very proud.
Still miss you like crazy. Had a drink for you over the final of the world cup.
Love Swifty

July 13, 2010 at 09:07 AM

Hi African Adventurers… Gosh what an unbelievable time you’re having, the scenery looks completely out of this world! You must have loved the snake Cath, although some of the routes you’ve managed to successfully navigate sound more frightening to me!
Missing you so very much my friend.
Can’t wait to have you home to hear all about your adventures.
Travel safely.
Lots and lots of love always..

July 18, 2010 at 07:07 PM

Tks, Now in Dordogne, back in the frigid north on Wednesday. Still gorging on tapas and frogs legs. Will be in touch then.

July 22, 2010 at 09:07 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cath! Hope the African adventuress is having a fabulous day – must be most exotic birthday yet! We’re all thinking of you today Cath, and missing you – wish we could call you to wish you in person!! I hope your fellow adventurers are spoiling you! xxx

July 22, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Happy happy birthday, special girl!
Thinking of you so much today and hoping that wherever you are, you’re having the best birthday ever :o)
Enjoy the rest of your amazing adventure and can’t wait to see you and hear all about it when you get back and are ready to surface!
Lots and lots of love,

July 22, 2010 at 01:07 PM

Happy Birthday Cath!!
Thinking of very especially on your adventures, if you’re in Zim, then I’m sure there is more stunning scenery and adventures for you to experience.
We can’t wait to hear all your stories and have a belated birthday celebration when you guys get back.
Have a wonderful day, will raise a glass to you this eve and hope you are being spoilt in true African style!!
Lots of love xxxxx

July 26, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Wow what an amazing sounding trip, I have loved reading your blogs Jo and seeing the pics the scenery looks incredible. Very jealous of your adventures, I bet the Crowther children have had the most wonderful experinces. Lots of love to you all x

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