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Fires, Towing and the Kindness of Strangers

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... nature park just shy of the capital Gaborone, where I was hoping we would stay the night. Unfortunately all the cheaper accommodation was again full, and as it was getting dark plus I was reluctant to pitch my father’s new larger tent for the first time at night, we decided to change our plans and stay in Gaborone.

The capital city was chaos. No street lights, rush hour traffic, failing traffic lights and a jack knifed lorry ,meant ...

Plenty to See

A travel blog entry by jcastellan


This afternoon I went for a drive with Paul to Derdepoort Gate. He was picking up staff that were coming back from leave. The waterhole/wetlands area was very busy this afternoon. There were waterbuck, impalas, zebras, various birds and elephants swimming in the waterhole. The elephants were having a great time swimming and playing in the water. It was so cute to see them move quicker as they got closer to the water.

A ...

It's Friday!

A travel blog entry by rebeccagoes

... to stock up on supplies for the last week. No new food to report on today though. We are seeing more and more people wearing shorts and dresses so we feel a bit less silly now. The sun is strong and there is dust blowing everywhere, just to remind us that we are in a country which is 80% desert. The students have just received their monthly allowance so I ...

Well that escalated quickly!

A travel blog entry by rebeccagoes


... mayonnaise and finally went back to where we started to get in some provisions. When we got back to the lodge we set out to make a tuna roll, but quickly realised that there is no tin opener here so we will be hunting one down unless anyone wants to pop and bring us one (it doesn't take too long). During the walk around Gaborone we came across a school sponsored by KFC, we are going to try and find out more about this as Louise and I had completely the opposite reactions to it. ...

Presidents' Day (Part 1)

A travel blog entry by crcrane


... was wonderful; she stayed with us to drive us through the reserve and dropped us off later. The reserve is very small but nice because it's right in town. We saw warthogs, impala, monkeys, a bunch of ostriches (including an ostrich nest--those eggs are huge), and....three zebras! Seeing a zebra was my goal for the day and I'm happy to have accomplished it. We next drove through the campus of the University of Botswana. It's a very large and ...

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