1. It means you have to go on horseback safari to Africa, where the sights are nothing much to write home about.

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Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei – Namibia

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Okavango Delta – Botswana

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Mt Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

2. You have to ride hours through the vast wilderness just to reach your destination.

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350km Ride through the Namib Desert – Namibia

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Crossing the Masai Mara – Kenya

3. The landscapes are average at best.

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Wild Coast – South Africa

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Namib landscape – Namibia 

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Botswana

4. Overall the journey is pretty boring.

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Flying across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Botswana

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Elephants in the Okavango Delta – Botswana

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Crossing the Mara River – Kenya

5. Don’t even get me started on the horses they make you ride.

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Masai Mara – Kenya

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Namib Desert – Namibia

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Horses crossing the ferry along the Wild Coast – South Africa

6. Or the guides they make you go with…horseback safari

Andrew Gillies – Namibia Safari Guide

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Bongwe – Okavango Delta Guide

7. Sometimes they don’t even provide you with a restaurant and you have to eat outside.

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Amboseli – Tanzania

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In the foothill of Mt Kilimanjaro – Tanzania 

8. If you’re really unlucky they might not even give you a roof over your head.

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Sunrise over the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Botswana

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Tree house sleep out in the Okavango Delta – Botswana

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Curl up under the stars in the Namib Desert – Namibia

9.  And every day ends with a mediocre sunset.

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Okavango Delta – Botswana

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Botswana

I mean it really is a wonder anyone goes at all….  😉 Don’t say we didn’t warn you!