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Chobe National park to Livingstone

4 countries in 1 day!

sunny 22 °C

Chobe NP is a spectacular park around the Chobe and Zambezi rivers.. the locals extremely friendly (as usual).


This little guy gave us a delicious bream straight from the Zambezi.

The bird and animal life was astounding

Giant King Fisher

Fish Eagles

all sorts of other birds enjoying sunset after a day's fishing!

Hungry Crocs

Sleepy Crocs

a few giraffes

and tonnes of elephants

We nipped across the river to a little island called Pole Pole in Namibia. The sum total of the amenities were a toilet and a bar. Total inhabitants were 5 people including us and were were privileged to be the first people this year to camp on the island.. partly because it was about 4ft under water a few months ago and partly because it isn't a campsite!

Pol on Pole Pole in hammock

Watching the locals Fish

The following day was to be our day of 4 countries.

We started the day in Namibia on Pole Pole.

Returned to Botswana

Put a foot into Zimbabwe.. and then discovered that it was 55US$ each for the visa.

So we returned to Botswana

However we didn't miss the opportunity to make a few dollars before heading to a Backpackers in Livingstone.

No elephants on this road but we did spot a couple of Giraffes peering at us through the bush!
And tomorrow we are off to the falls..

Posted by robandpol 08:02 Archived in Zambia Tagged bicycle

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Amazing photographs and nummy fish!Your travels are amazing and for us too, great to follow you
Liz and ruli

by Liz and Ruli

Reply to Liz and Ruli from rob and pol

Thanks guys! It's so lovely gettin your comments. We are looking forward to seing you in Kenya xxx
Pol and Rob

by robandpol

Hi Rob & Pol. Its great hearing about everything you're up to. Makes our days seem very boring! I've added you onto my skype contacts so hopefully will be able to catch up sometime. Miss you both. Keep safe. Helen x

by Helen W

Wahooooooooooooo! Go go go!! Great that God sorted out a lift for you and that the ele didn't want to run as fast as you two!

Loving reading it all and bragging about my big brave little bro and gorgeous Pol

Love Ria

by Big Sis

Continue to be green with envy every time I read the blog! Rob you look like a giant standing next to the little fish man!

All continues to sound and look amazing - thanks for your facebook message - have sent a reply to Polly's page. How are the old knees bearing up?

Keep up the good work - will be in touch again soon.


by Ben Hudson

Hey Rob and Pol,

This is Justin, we met at Elephant Sands. I have yet to export the movie I made, but the files made it home safely. In addition, I have those pictures I took, and I must have your e-mail address so I can send those over, or put them up on the blog for you. I have my own servers, so I will put a copy of the files up there as well. I'm so glad to hear your Chobe experience was good, mine was outstanding as well. Congrats on making it to the falls, and through another country on your journey.

All the best.

Justin - An American Photographer


Hi Justin,
Great to hear from you. It was so great to meet you and buddy - we had a lot of fun with you guys. Can email on robsummerhayes@doctors.org.uk or pollysummerhayes@hotmail.com. Hope the rest of your time went well - I'm sure you got some awesome photos...

love Rob n Pol

by Justin



So pleased we sorted out the Skype/Messenger thing. It was really fun catching up and hearing your news. Hope the warranty thing gets sorted soon - we'll be waiting with baited breath (prob not quite as much as you guys though). Let us know when you move in. Lots of love xxxx

by robandpol

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