Travel Blogs from Gaborone, Botswana

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Desert and Delta, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Desert and Delta

A travel blog entry by hess

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... car, numerous junk snacks consumed, much laughter and gossip and the time spent on Dune 7 made it worthwhile. The Delta I couldn't leave Botswana without another visit to the Delta. So I arranged a trip up there pre-season to see the guys I had met ...

Jo'burg, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Jo'burg

A travel blog entry by hess

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I write this from a rain drenched Botswana, the rains have come with a vengeance, causing flooding, destruction and chaos... Gaborone is unrecognisable from the sun scorched earth and dust bowl of when I first arrived. The normal searing temperatures ...

Back in Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Back in Botswana

A travel blog entry by hess

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... accent, but I can at least understand and make some conversation, much to the amusement of the Batswana. I am back working with Botswana Harvard for another 4 weeks before I finish off the rest of my African adventure - I have still so much to see and ...

Really my last night in Gabs, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Really my last night in Gabs

A travel blog entry by hess

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Photos from my last night in ...

The North, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

The North

A travel blog entry by hess

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... where for the last century the men have worked away from their villages and families in the mines in South Africa and now Botswana, has made it a polygamist society for both men and women. Infidelity is more common amongst the Batswana men, who believe ...

My First Sangoma, Gaberone, Botswana travel blog

My First Sangoma

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... shop where she sells herbs, roots and trinkets of all sorts. Then we headed back to Charles' house for our last night in Botswana. We had a great dinner, and Charles was in the mood to party. He got wasted, spilling wine all over the place and tossing ...

Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... is located just outside gabs and it a must see if you are planning on being in the area for some time. Unlike Northern Botswana Mokolodi is a home for injured and orphaned wildlife, it functions more like a zoo than a game reserve. So why did I go ...

"there is a lake about 100 metre's away do ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... no doubt - you have been warned" - said our guide! Good Morning All from Maun - the supply town to the Okavanka Delta (Botswana). It is about 9am here and some of the group have headed over to the airport for a scenic flight over the Delta. The ...

Oasis in the Bush, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Oasis in the Bush

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... . Of course it wasn't always like this. A protectorate rather than a colony, with little arable land or resources, Botswana was never developed as much as other British-controlled African countries. When it gained independence there were just 7 ...

On the Trail of the Lady Detective, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

On the Trail of the Lady Detective

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... sleepy little town of 20 000, a population swelled by rural migrants arriving in search of work in the nearby capital, Gaborone. More recently, Mochudi has become famous as the birthplace of Precious Ramotswe, heroine of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective ...

Botswana Bus, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Bus

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... than ten kilometres out of the city; once to allow a heated argument between the drivers. But it's a 1400 kilometre drive to Gaborone, Botswana's capital, and there will be plenty more stops along the way. I'm heading to Gaborone to write. For the first ...

A day talking to you, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

A day talking to you

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We sleep in and at 10h Dr T wants to call AVIS. It is not clear how to do it from the hotel phone, is he asks the reception. It goes via an OPERATOR. Like in the American movies from the 60s! The instruction: dial 100 and you can talk to the operator ...

The glorious bush walk, Somewhere in Africa, Botswana travel blog

The glorious bush walk

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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... desperately wishing for a one minute snow storm. In the afternoon, we all went to the swimming hole and amused ourselves - Botswana style. The boys first took to doing flips off the embankment into the shallow water (no comment.) Activities then turned ...

Capital of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Capital of Botswana

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... take our car into Mozambique. Can NOT. Not with special permission nor insurances. What to do now? I call a hotel in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. They claim to have internet. Who said this was only 600km? The reality is 934km. And it is pouring ...

The start of a big adventure!, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

The start of a big adventure!

A travel blog entry by annamac

Right, I'm backdating yet again! They came! Hurrah! And what a lovely surprise; K and M brought our friend C with them as well! I think he decided to come in April and they kept the whole thing secret from me for so long! I had no idea and there ...

Some discoveries., Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Some discoveries.

A travel blog entry by annamac

... she also does some part time work for a company - not sure which - who at the moment are doing some research for the Botswana tourist board, asking visitors what they think of Botswana. I was happy to help out, naturally, and the questions were really ...

Back to Gabs, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Back to Gabs

A travel blog entry by annamac

We are back in Gabs now after a LONG drive and me feeling slightly depressed at our fantastic holiday being over, O going back home and me not being able to go with him. After we got back to Kasane yesterday we had a little rest and I wrote in the diary ...

Botswana, Botswana, Botswana travel blog

Botswana

A travel blog entry by keirle7

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... & elephants. It was really cool seeing the animals in the wild. I was a bit nervous spending the first night in a tent in Botswana as I wasn't sure what creepy crawlies I would be sharing my tent with, but it was fine. We spent a couple of days in ...

Aug 21, 2009, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Aug 21, 2009

A travel blog entry by lwittmann

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Retour vers la civilisation/Return to civilization, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Retour vers la civilisation/Return to civilization

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

... Nothing can throw me out of my little cloud. Not even reaching the civilization two days before the presidential elections. Which, in Botswana, can be pretty stressing. After two hours, the two last hours of sandy roads full of potholes, I'm on asphalt ...

Flamingos as far as the eye can see, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Flamingos as far as the eye can see

A travel blog entry by seanspacifica

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... saw was only about a third of what you can sometimes see at Nata. Then we had a long drive down to the capital of Botswana, Gaborone where we booked into a beautiful bed and breakfast called Oppi Koppi which as the name suggests is at the top of a Koppi. ...

Botswana Wildlife., Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Wildlife.

A travel blog entry by annamac

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Right, don't get too excited - we're not talking big game here or anything. More like very very small game! I just thought maybe I should mention some of the creatures and critters I've come across while I've been here. Ok, there are quite a few ...

Into the Gabs!, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Into the Gabs!

A travel blog entry by kazntrsawsmadvn

... Peterborough!... just with a baking sun. Fortunately first impressions are normally quite unreliable and in the theme of the rest of Botswana, Gaborone is actually quite a nice laid back city, extremely safe and full of lots of Western treats that we have ...

Trans-Khalihari-Namibia-South Africa Round Trip, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Trans-Khalihari-Namibia-South Africa Round Trip

A travel blog entry by lwittmann

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... luxury private game reserve, down the coast of the northern and western cape of South Africa to Cape Town. Spent the week with Darry Vine and at the FIGO meeting, then on the road again, thru the inland stretch past Kimberly and home to ...

First Few Days, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

First Few Days

A travel blog entry by annamac

Wow, first couple of days. Getting of the plane at Gabarone airport was quite something - it is completely open with a tiny building for arrivals and departures. We came from Jo'burg in a small plane and just walked off it straight on to the ...

Getting lost!, Gaborone, Botswana travel blog

Getting lost!

A travel blog entry by annamac

It was inevitable really! Went to the university again - went yesterday for the first time, beautiful, and my supervisor and I tried to walk back to our guest house. We thought we were doing very well! Until we realised we had come to the River Walk ...

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