BenThere.Com in Africa: The Journal

Table of Contents

1) Arriving in Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa - Like Canada without snow...

2) Working in Johannesburg, thinking about Safari and the sunshine at a restaurant....

3) On to Cape Town, South Africa - 8,000 pounds of equipment run wild...

4) Back to Johannesburg...

 


5) The townships of South Africa...

6) The townships of South Africa, continued...

7) On to Botswana: lost luggage, lost travelers....

8) Continuing through the forest and beyond...

9) Following Livingstone's footsteps: a leap of faith...

About the Journal: background and credits...

The text here is based primarily on my personal journal kept on the trip. Most of the material from South Africa is verbatim from the journal with the exception of the essay on Soweto. Most of the material from the safari was written in November 1998, based on notes and thoughts from the journals.

The photographs come mainly from my collection, scanned using a Minolta film scanner. A few were taken on Peter Wharton's Olympus digital camera. Cargo photographs are taken by Fernando Soler from SOS Global Express.

Special Thanks to the following folks:

Steve Hirsh, Sharri Berg, Wendy Dawson and Peter Wharton at Fox News for helping me recall facts from the trip and some friendly editing of the text.

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