Tag Archives: Botswana

Weekly Photo Challenge:Transition (of a Roller)

I was thinking of what to share for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Transition. I still had the photos open from our trip to Chobe in Botswana used in last week’s challenge and remembered a series of shots of a Lilac -breasted Roller landing on a branch.

This amazing bird is so colourful. It looks like a young child was given a coloring picture of a bird and used the entire box of crayons to colour it in. They live all over Eastern and Southern Africa though we have yet to see them in Mwanza.

The transition from air to land!



A Day of Packing

Tomorrow we head to Dar on the first leg out our holiday (vacation) to South Central Africa. A journey that will hopefully take us to Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. We’re going to be traveling by Boat, Train, Coach and Plane and if you are interested you can follow our journey on a dedicated blog Victoria to Victoria.

Today has been a day of packing and as we are planning to save costs by camping, we need to squeeze in our recently purchased tent along with the clothes.

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It’s probably a good thing as it limits the clothes we will take (I am never good at choosing what to take!). Once in Dar we’ll re-jig  for our onward journey, but planes have rules and needs must.

Almost a year ago we were packing in a much bigger way as we were approaching moving day and leaving England for Tanzania – time has flown fast.