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Final tally for rhino conservation

A massive big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our efforts at raising money for rhino conservation We raised $716 which will support the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction & Monitoring Project run by the Wilderness Wildlife Trust. We couldn’t have done it … Continue reading

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Where the rhino money goes

Have a look at this great video – it is only 6 minutes long, I am sure you have the time. In late 2014, Rhino Conservation Botswana along with Wilderness Wildlife Trust (who we are supporting!) and other stakeholders and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Botswana … still …

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 … Continue reading

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Chobe National Park

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 … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Botswana

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 … Continue reading

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Moremi Game Reserve

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, … Continue reading

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Makgadigadi Pans Game Reserve

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 … Continue reading

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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 … Continue reading

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Route planning under way

When we left the UK – in quite a rush of packing, storing, visiting as you may remember – we hadn’t done detailed day to day route planning.  We knew which countries we wanted to visit, and we had our … Continue reading

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