John Chase Safaris

Nxai Pan National Park, Maun, 00000, Botswana | Campground

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Say Farewell to Botswana

A travel blog entry by mberti


... at 9:00 and then we'll head off to the airport to start our long journey home. We'll land back in the states on Sunday morning and then our regular lives will resume. I really do hope this group continues to stay in touch and stays involved in programs like Leadership Exchange. They have so much to offer any non-profit organization.

Goodnight everyone. We'll see you back in the states!


American Day in Botswana.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... him in the morning and to teach him what to do. Alex, Vic, and Leila finished the signs the library needs to separate the sections on the bookshelves and to help the children find the books they are looking for. Michael and Daniel K helped Ben finish the doors on the chicken coupe. Khalif and Elizabeth worked on fixing the peeling paint on the old mural and somehow managed to make it beautiful again. Hayden, Torah, and Lia continued to do what ...

The emotional reality of volunteering abroad.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... fun and influential children and then when the day is done many of them walk off to go to a home with no food, no electricity, and possibly abusive parents. When we leave BBL, we are heading to a high-quality hotel in which we have a hot shower, a heated bed, and a gourmet dinner. These kids are always happy and have a natural joy for life when their home lives are far from ideal. Because we see these kids everyday I am constantly feeling ...

A volunteer's first time teaching.

A travel blog entry by mberti


As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the student volunteers are being asked to participate in many different projects around the Bana Ba Letsatsi facility as well as with other community centers, organizations, and schools throughout Maun. Today we really got to start getting our hands dirty. Some students started prepping and painting the walls we will be doing murals on…others helped prepare the food in the kitchen…three ...

A report from an amazing volunteer.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... me as though I was different. They saw me as a child of God and therefore their brother. While all of the groups went to relatively different types of churches, they were all exposed to Botswana’s emphasis on community and unity. The importance of community in this culture is just remarkable to me. It is something that I hope to retain when I return to America."

Thank you so much, Khalif, for writing that report. You all may or may not know ...

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