Globe Trekker Andrew Daddo travels through three very different countries in the south of the vast African continent. His journey begins at Victoria Falls, and the tranquil serenity of the upper Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.
Over the border into Botswana Andrew visits one of the major sanctuaries for wildlife in Africa, Chobe National Park. On safari in the natural wilderness of the floodplain and forest he sights a variety of African big game – elephant, buffalo, antelope, zebra and giraffes browsing in the acacia trees, as well as hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the lake beds.
Andrew journeys on to the Okavango Delta, a shifting web of crystal clear channels, lagoons and palm studded islands. A professional game guide takes him to explore the waterways and islands by mokoro – a traditional dug-out canoe.
Namibia is a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine and unspoiled landscapes, known as ‘Africa’s gem’. This leg of the journey begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Windhoek. Heading south, the gravel road goes through the Gamsberg Pass, leading to the beautiful German town of Swakopmund.
Andrew hires a car and drives south through Sossvlei, where the spectacular red sand dunes are located. He passes through the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, on his way to Southern Namibia – diamond country. Here he visits Kolsmanskop, a ruined diamond mining town which is gradually returning to desert.
Andrew ends his extraordinary journey at Diaz Point, just south of Luderitz. Amidst a bleak lunar landscape, with dolphins and sea lions swimming around in the background, stands a lone cross which commemorates the first landing of the colonials and the European discovery of Africa.