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Okavango Dreaming!, Maun, Botswana travel blog

Okavango Dreaming!

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... stereotypical engagement conjured up, and encountered, when people speak of taking a mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta, in northern Botswana - a beast, frisson of deadly danger ... and safety. The wetland is the largest inland delta on the planet, ...

Decisions, Decisions..., Maun, Botswana travel blog

Decisions, Decisions...

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... , ostriches and the odd giraffe running out infront of the car. Veterinary inspections and police inspections. Yes, driving in Botswana is exhausting. However, we finally arrived safe and well in Maun, ready to make arrangements for the Okavango Delta. ...

all set?, Maun, Botswana travel blog

all set?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Right, here we go.   Set off Friday nice and early, the backpackers' boat took about eight of us to Boro, that's the gate where the mokoros are waiting to take you into the delta. I was the only one going solo and feeling slightly apprehensive ...

time and place, Gweta, Botswana travel blog

time and place

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I'm going to rush through the last part of the trip now. After the impact of the Okavango the rest of the trip almost escaped me. Gweta, a lovely place to stay, our tents placed under the fairytale baobab trees. How can these ancient trees, some ...

adam, Maun, Botswana travel blog

adam

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Adam is such a simple person he is actually hard to describe.   He is kind of there but not filling much space, he doesn't say much though he's not being sullen and when he does I don't understand him, or I do and I don't know what he ...

The muppets from Overland Club, Okavango Delta, Maun, South Africa travel blog

The muppets from Overland Club

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... ! Unfortunately they only had 3 full chickens left and I ended up with 'The Complete Burger'. We were also running short on Botswana Pula so with about as much decorum as a bunch of baboons we also dragged all our own beers into the restaurant hidden in a ...

Gameless Game Drive in Chobe!, Kasane, Botswana travel blog

Gameless Game Drive in Chobe!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... , with the addition of a pre-scrub, also existed for the washing up the pots and pans. Now on to the important stuff. Tried 2 Botswana beers that evening. Lt. Louis and Hansa. What a load of crap. No offense to Bud drinkers, but this stuff really did ...

breath of fresh air, Ghanzi, Botswana travel blog

breath of fresh air

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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A new morning, and, as more often than not, we are taking down our tents at the crack of dawn. Only once did we spend 2 nights at the same place, but we are covering great distances so many hours are spent in the truck. Sometimes to my ...

Kev...is that...an elephant standing by our tent??, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Kev...is that...an elephant standing by our tent??

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... behind the door and all they can hear is the very heavy breathing and growling from the dinosaur. This, was Jurassic Park in Botswana...only with elephants! Insane! And then the elephants (there was by now of course more than one) started to rip apart ...

Encounters with elephants and the Okavango Ghost!, Okavango Delta, Maun, Botswana travel blog

Encounters with elephants and the Okavango Ghost!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Up at 5:30 for tea and cereal before heading off for what was a very long 6 hour game walk. Very cool indeed, the highlights were getting within about 15m from a giraffe and 5m from an elephant. The elephant eventually started flapping ...

Hippos & the beautiful Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana travel blog

Hippos & the beautiful Chobe River

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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The next day we push our way over to Chobe National Park where we encounter tons of elephants along the road, so many in fact that we give it the nickname "the elephant highway". Along the way, we stopped for a quick brunch at a lodge that has many ...

Botswana, Mokoro and the Glorious Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta, Botswana travel blog

Botswana, Mokoro and the Glorious Okavango Delta

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... in a long time, Beaver Canoe, but sadly it was not the same as back home. We are now on the road heading east into Botswana our third Africa country of the trip. We will be making our way to the Kalahari desert.  Tonight we stopped at a camp were we ...

The land of donkeys and endless fences, Maun, Botswana travel blog

The land of donkeys and endless fences

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... we arrived in Nata, our lunch spot. Thinking back in the whole 5 hours I only remember passing through one small village. Botswana is so sparsely populated. 1.6m people in a country the size of France! We did however spot wildlife on route, elephant, ...

Into Africa, Rundu, Botswana travel blog

Into Africa

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... bus was asleep before long. Later that afternoon we arrived at our campsite on the Kavango River, close to the border with Botswana. We sat and watched another incredible African sunset (they never get boring) and saw crocodiles and hippos swimming in the ...

Zambia via Botswana, Livingston, Zambia travel blog

Zambia via Botswana

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... We were shooting for Livingston, Zambia, but we were not allowed to drive into Zambia according to our rental agreement. The Namibia-Botswana border was no problem, though we did have to press all of our shoes on a mat soaked in biocide. The Botswanan ...

Bovu Island and Mr. John, Bovu Island, Zambia travel blog

Bovu Island and Mr. John

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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I woke this morning to find myself in paradise. It felt like I was near the ocean, because the ground was sand and I knew I was on an island. But, no, just on the Zambezi River. We were to go back to mainland Zambia for a few hours of plant walking ...

Botswana - Bushmen and Mokoro trip, Maun, Botswana travel blog

Botswana - Bushmen and Mokoro trip

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... funny to see a bushman smoke modern day cigarettes. The following day we went into the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana for a two-night bush-camping excursion using traditional dugout canoes called a 'mokoro'. Each mokoro had a poler who ...

Victoria Falls and to the Middle of the River, Livingston, Zambia travel blog

Victoria Falls and to the Middle of the River

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Today I woke feeling 100%. I continued with the meds that obviously helped. The plan for the day was to head to Victoria Falls. We hired a dready cab driver and got to the Falls around 9. It was $10 to enter the park to see the Falls. At first site ...

Back to Botswana, Gaberone, Botswana travel blog

Back to Botswana

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... , to the border, across the ferry, got the van and headed south. We camped at a safari camp in the middle of nowhere, Botswana. We woke the next morning and continued south with a stop in Francistown to stock up on food. I got some sandals repaired on ...

Drifting down the Zambezi, Vic Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Drifting down the Zambezi

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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A... Once we'd got used to Zimbabwean inflation in Harare we headed North East to Lake Kariba, lying between Zimbabwe and Zambia. In 2001 US$1 would buy you ZIM$38, today it'll get you ZIM$5,500 in a bank, or ZIM$8,000 on the black market, and it ...

The Caprivi Strip, The Caprivi Strip, Namibia travel blog

The Caprivi Strip

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Today we tried to make it across the border into Botswana. We first had to get to and across the Caprivi Strip, a small strip of land who's people resisted Namibian and South African governments for over a decade. They were finally brutalized into ...

Down in the Delta Blues, Okavango Delta, Botswana travel blog

Down in the Delta Blues

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... souvenir is my new book mark: a one Zim dollar note worth about 0.005 of a penny then but probably 0.003 at time of writing). Botswana is how an Africa country can work. For the first time on the trip we were not hassled at the border and we didn't ...

Arrived, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Arrived

A travel blog entry by hess

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... I have got a job...working for the Botswana Harvard Partnership (BHP), and they are paying me to travel around Botswana gathering information - hurrah! This partnership has been running for nearly 10 years and is dedicated to researching and studying the ...

And the rains came, Maun, Botswana travel blog

And the rains came

A travel blog entry by hess

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... could be heard throughout the night inbetween the clashes of thunder and ever pounding rain. Religion is big business in Botswana, where most will claim to be Anglican. Christianity is mixed with traditional beliefs so the Batswana believe that if the ...

.......is it my dainty feet?, Maun, Botswana travel blog

.......is it my dainty feet?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... potbellied middle-aged white men who thought I would leap at the chance of being the object of their loutish affections, in Botswana there is an endless supply of, sometimes quite attractive, eager young black men falling over themselves to get there ...

Botswana - Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana travel blog

Botswana - Chobe National Park

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... took a leisurely cruise on the Chobe river along the edge of the park. The Chobe river is the border between Namibia and Botswana, and many animals are found along the shores or crossing the river. The number of hippos and elephants that we spotted ...

Leaving gabs, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Leaving gabs

A travel blog entry by hess

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This is for the purpose of following my travels and not an update... see the next one for ...

Back in Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Back in Botswana

A travel blog entry by hess

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This is just for a map pin entry - no ...

Down on the Bayou...African Style, Seronga, Okavango Panhandle, Botswana travel blog

Down on the Bayou...African Style

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... that was shaped and painted to look like a traditional handmade dugout log canoe. Turns out that the government of Botswana was getting concerned that too many ancient trees were being felled to build boats to transport tourists around the delta, so they ...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Gabs, Botswana travel blog

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

A travel blog entry by hess

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... know its bad when you can smell yourself, you know its really bad when you can no longer smell yourself!!! Botswana is haunting, mesmerising, frustrating, amazing, beautiful, breath-takingly awesome... the people are friendly, open, warm and inviting, ...

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