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Adventure Big Five ABF1402

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Andreas Fetzer | Africa

What a pity - it´s already over......

See U on your next Edelsweiss-Tour somewhere on this globe

Day 15: Citrusdal to Capetown

Wunderful last Riding Day: Finally Mountain roads and curves!!


Day 14: Springbok to Citrusdal

Fotostop in front of the church in Kamieskroon - unfortunately the cafe was closed....

Day 13: Fish River Canyon to Springbok

Ai Ais Hot springs - very nice swimming break in the morning

Gravel riding in Namibia - stunning landscape all around - feels almost like riding on the Mars.....

Day 12: Ketmannshoop - Fish River Canyon

Ed - as Bird-Whisperer

Fish River Canyon - second largest Canyon of the world - 550m deep!

Dusty ride!!   Our Vandriver Skumbi with selfmade "Dust-Filter" (Toilet paper does a perfect job!)

Day 11: Mariental to Ketmannshoop

Sepp in the Giant´s Playground

Day 10: Namib Naukluft to Mariental

beautiful wide landscape in Namibia!

Ignition problems in the middle of nowhere - and ther is no BMW Service-Center with a Diagnose-Computer around! So just the Tourguide´s brain combined with a screwdriver has to be sufficiant to solve the problem


Feeding of the hungry "Kittycats" in the Quivertree Forest Camp!

The famous Quivertrees in the sunset

Oh yes - The bikes (and the tourguides) have a hard life in Africa .....

Day 9:  "Restday" Namib Naukluft Park

("Restday" is a bit misleading for today.... ):

wakeup-call 5:00 am!! for a desert safari to the Sossusvlei Sanddunes and the Sesriem Canyon - but it´s worth to get up so early!)


Rita climbing up "Dune 45"!

And Klaus on his way down

cute little vlsitor during our lunch-picnic: a Chakal!! Fearless or just very hungry? Beautiful surprise for us anyway!

famous  Deadvlei - "Death Valley" - Denise hanging (very alive) on a tree that died ca 600  years ago - amazing!

Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because the area is so dry!

is this a Talban disguised as a namibian bankrobber hiding in the Sesriem Canyon??

Day 8: Swakopmund - Namib Naukluft

Now the Asphalt stops and the "adventure" begins! (Sepp on the desert road)

No - that is not on the Mars!!

Vogelfeder- Berg - nice shape!

View to the north from above

Sepp and "His" Desert

The Tourguides are taking care of everyone during the tour!!

Very good:  Dinner cooked on the fireplace - tradional way!

Day 7: Windhoek to Swakopmund

our "Drinkers"-table during lunch stop Kids stay kids.....

Szuszanna happy (as it is her birthday!)

Day 6: Ghamzi to Windhoek

"someone" from besinde the gravel road looking at us as we leave the lodge!!

Herero-Women - nice colourful dresses and hats!

Day 5: Scenic Flight over the Okovango Delta

- there are all the Elefants hiding!! We can understand them - better take a dip in the River to escape the heat (37 degrees C)  than being watched by the Safari Tourists in the dusty bushlands.....



While most of us enjoy the flight 4 people are "trying" to repair Urlich`s Flat....      Yes - this is Africa: efficiency can still be improved a lot all over!

Andres at the lake Ngami Picturestop

incredible - these guys know how to fish! Every 15 seconds anither one!!

Wedding pictures on the Edelweiss-Bike - all the relatives seem to be jealous

Sepp and Karl having fun with the kids along the road in Kuke

Day 4:   Landrover-Safari into the Moremi Game Reserve


Ed probably happy to ba able to stretch his legs a bit after a long drive to the "Black Pool"

a A Giraffe acting as Tourguide for the Zebras  (has a longer neck and so it can see deeper into distance!)

Rolf  "Shooting" on Zebras

we woke up the Hippos - they did not look very excited about it....

Picnic Lunch - surprisingly the baboons did not come to steel it!

very rare:  a leopard walking lazily around - not very impressed by us! (probably good so!)

Julie´s Birthday - with cake,  Life-Song and Amarula

 Day 3 between Nata and Maun (Botswana)

: Road along the Kalahari: 600 years old Baobab trees


"Unusual" animals beside the road -  nice picture stop

Getting in contact with the locals: Candies are always welcome

getting early up tn the morning: 6:00 the boat is leaving for the "River Safari" - cool to see the wild animlals!

Day 1: absolutely impressive: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Denise approaching Sambia illegally

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 08:46

Hey to all team members of the Adventure Big Five,
Thank you very much for keeping us up to date with this wonderful blog. We at Edelweiss headquarters in Mieming very much enjoy the pictures and words and wish you a fun and safe ride!
Karin & the Edelweiss team
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 21:50

Hi Julie & Scott,
Looks like you're experiencing a true adventure!
A belated happy birthday for you Julie!!
All the best for you!
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 22:17

Hi Angela,
We had a great safari on my birthday. Very memorable. We're enjoying Africa.
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 18:20

nice to see the impressions; greetings esp. to Dagmar and Manfred (and the others) from Germany;
have fun


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