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Game Counts Await Us in Zimbabwe!🇿🇼🐘
From end of September we're heading to Zimbabwe to help with the Game Counts in Hwange and Gonarezhou National Parks. We'll be a team with our friends, the Overlanding Legend Lilli, and Christa.
We’ll be heading to Zimbabwe at the end of September to first aid with the Game Counts of Hwange National Park, and then at the end of October, we’ll participate in the Game Counts in Gonarezhou National Park.
Our Team for the Zimbabwe Game Counts
We’ll be a team of four people with Lilli Mixich and Christa. Lilli is familiar to many people in the Overlanding community. She is a legend, having done Overlanding in Africa for decades already and still going on with her old, orange Toyota in her 60s.
We met Lilli in Tanzania a few years ago through mutual acquaintances, and through mutual friends, we also got to know Christa this April in South Africa.
It’s said that everyone in the world is only six or fewer social connections away from each other. As a result, a chain of “friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. This is called the theory of “Six Degrees of Separation.”
And after we’ve come to know many people over the years while overlanding and discovered that we almost always have mutual acquaintances, we think this theory is probably accurate. :)
So, when we had a campfire chat with our friends Christina and Christa one late evening in April in Kruger National Park (South Africa) while we were sharing our campsite, we eventually ended up being invited into the Game Counts by Christa, who also knew Lilli. And after asking Lilli whether we could come, we joined their team.
So in a convoy of three cars, we will then head into these beautiful Zimbabwean National Parks to help with the Game Counts! :) All the ellies, hippos, lions, hyenas, etc., await us.
How exciting! 😃 We’ve never done anything like that before, so we’re looking forward to it.
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And What Happens Before Zimbabwe?
We’re flying from Finland back to South Africa at the end of August. First, we’ll pick up Honey Badger the Defender from her storage and run some errands.
Then we’ll head towards Cape Town and continue via the famous Garden Route, eventually heading to southern Kruger.
Christa will probably join us in Kruger, and together we’ll head north to Zimbabwe.
That’s the rough plan at the moment in a nutshell. We’ll see if it will get many diversions on the way. ;)
Meanwhile, stay wild,
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