Category Archive: Botswana

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Oct 02 2013

The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and so we have saved this as the final country on our adventure. But first, we …

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May 10 2013

Dreaming of Botswana … still …

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We were very excited when our vehicle arrived in Cape Town – amongst other things, it meant that we could finalise a plan that had been brewing for a while: join Global Adventures on their Botswana Recce. Their plan to visit Botswana had been a year or more in the making, and the excitement was …

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May 10 2013

Chobe National Park

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This was our last stop in Botswana, the culmination of a fantastic two weeks, and with a fitting finale. Our exit from Moremi National Park was followed by a 40km sandy track until we entered at Mababe Gate.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t the easiest navigation, but we found our way to the entrance.  Once again, we …

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May 10 2013

Budget Update – Botswana

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As we always expected, travelling in southern Africa was bound to be more expensive than our travels in north west Africa had been.  Botswana was certainly a rude awakening! The currency of Botswana is the Pula.  The exchange rate while we visited was 12.5 pula to the British pound. We did spend a lot of …

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May 08 2013

Moremi Game Reserve

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Elephants. Not just a few – many. Not just one herd – many. It is funny how some places appeal to you, and some don’t. Moremi really appeals to both of us. It is a lovely mixture of forest, grass, plains, and water – both river and water holes. It is a peaceful park. Although …

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May 04 2013

Makgadigadi Pans Game Reserve

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This is elephant land!  Every park we have visited has been special in its own way, and on our entry into Makgadigadi we were introduced to the large mammals who would be our constant companions in this and the next parks. The western entrance to Makgadigadi – Khumaga Gate – requires a typical African ferry …

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May 03 2013

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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Magic. I’m running out of superlatives, and it is difficult not to repeat myself when writing these posts. Central Kalahari Game Reserve lies in the middle of Botswana. It is the size of Switzerland or Denmark, and probably does not contain more than about 300 people at any given time. It has 36 campsites, and …

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