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South Africa – Tips and Tricks

In order to keep my blog post short, I’ve decided to separately sum up a few tips and tricks (personal experience).

Camping: When it comes to camping, I can only say that the ground at the Kruger National Park and also at Hlane NP is very hard (it might be because of the missing rain?). Therefore, it is quite difficult to set up a tent at this time of the year. At night it is also recommendable to have a better sleeping mat than you would normally need on grass. It was more chilly than we had expected, in particular early in the mornings. We were freezing in our thin sleeping bags covered with a fleece blanket.

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Food supply: Restaurants and shops at the Kruger NP are a bit expensive. Especially the shops charged way more than you would normally pay at Spar and Pick’n’Pay.
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South Africa – Among Lions, sharks and incredible mountains

Here it is – my blog post about our three week long round trip in South Africa in October!

We landed in Johannesburg on Sunday morning after a long and mostly sleepless flight. After passing through immigration, getting money, buying SIM cards and renting the car, we hit the road. We quickly drove to Kruger National Park, but there wasn’t much to see on the way. We entered through Phabeni Gate, which allowed us to enjoy a little bit of safari on our first day driving to Skukuza Camp.

We camped out at night, which was literally hard (referring to the ground) and eventually it also got very cold. Well, we made it
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Discovering Egypt – under water!

At the beginning of November last year I went on my first ever dive trip – which hopefully won’t be the last. The decision is easy: I wanted to go to Egypt! First I wanted to stay in one place and book daily dives from there. However, I quickly found out that like this you are not guaranteed getting to dive the best dive spots – either they are too far off the coast for a day trip or there is a minimum number of participants required to sign up. I just can’t rely on that happening as a solo traveller! Also, the dive packages (hotel + xxx dives) were not even that cheap. At one point I realized that liveaboards offer a much better value for the price you pay. In addition, there is a (almost) guaranteed itinerary, same dive groups every day, full board etc. After some research I found Emperor Divers, one of the few companies that does not have a surcharge for single travellers. Top!! 🙂 In the end I decided for the route „Famous Five“, which started in Hurghada.

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