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  • BotswanaAs soon as we got into the bush, potentially with wild animals around, "we" became slightly paranoid. Greg just kept poking fun at my "I-will-not-stray-more-than-5m-from the vehicle" attitude. That is until he got a bit of a fright of his Posted by gregandissy in There and back again | Apr 23, 2014
  • NTRL - week 2Heavily censored ;) but finally live, my second week at the NTRL. Just a short one about this week. The whole week I spent at the department Culture. This is the department where they prepare the specimens that we received at Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 21, 2014
  • NTRL - week 3This week I was in Microscopy and Media. Microscopy checks the slides made by Culture for TB, so I checked slides that we had made the week before. The Media department makes media that is used to culture the bacteria Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 20, 2014
  • A week defined by the people I met and the odd rhinoAt the backpackers people come and stay anywhere from 1 night up to several weeks as I do. Some come alone, others come in groups. But it is easy to talk to the people here. Everyone is traveling (holiday, work) Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 17, 2014
  • About the power cutsBotswana is having serious trouble with the power at the moment. As I mentioned before, there is some power shedding going on, but this usually means that the power is cut for a few hours once or twice a week. Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 14, 2014
  • The weekend updateI had a very nice weekend. Nice and relaxed, a lot of company and I saw a lot of the area. I am so annoyed with my lack of a good camera and really hope that my mobile makes photos Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 12, 2014
  • A week of rain, English cooks and a dog[I wrote this post last week, but have not been able to post it until now, so it is about the week of 3-7 march. Will also try to post more photos soon, enjoy!] Last weekend was a quite one. As Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 10, 2014
  • Mokolodi and a short updateIt feels as if the weather is proving that it is the rainy season today. It has rained since yesterday night. At some points it seemed to be stopping, but then went back to pouring down as tropical rains are Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 2, 2014
  • NTRL - week 1The National Tuberculosis Reference Lab is the only reference lab in Botswana. This means they get samples of possible TB patients sent to them, which they diagnose and check for drug resistance - an increasing issue in TB treatment. I Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 1, 2014
  • Dumela!I arrived in Botswana on Thursday night. The first days here gave me the opportunity to find the supermarket and to adjust to the temperature since I do not start working until Monday. Man, is it hot here! Also I Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Feb 23, 2014
  • Inspirational OverdriveToday I had the chance to meet the wonderful people at Stepping Stones International (SSI). Each of the staff are incredibly passionate about their cause, which is evident when you see the progress that the adolescents have made through their Posted by ssm_blog in Adventures in Botswana | Nov 21, 2013
  • Finding My Bearings[float=right]Dumela, as they say here in Botswana (hello in the native language Setswana)! 13,081 kilometres, 24+ hours door-to-door and 7 time zones later, I have finally found myself in Gaborone, which is the capital of Botswana. Botswana is a land-l Posted by ssm_blog in Adventures in Botswana | Nov 19, 2013
  • BotswanaI couldn't fit in three stories I had wanted to tell about Xudum in the last post so I'm adding another. One of the really neat things about this camp was the wild dogs, which are rare to see because Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 19, 2013
  • BotswanaAs we descended towards the airstrip, arriving back in the Okavango Delta, the pilot conveyed that if we pulled back up not to be concerned- on his approach he had seen hyenas on the runway but they would have hopefully Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 18, 2013
  • BotswanaFor our third camp we flew in to the Kasane airport on a 6 seater plane. If I had thought the airstrip in Savute was big, Kasane was a metropolitain airport.Standard airline sized planes arriving internationally. Kasane is where many Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Sep 13, 2013
  • BotswanaWe took a flight out of the Okavango Delta to the more northern part of Botswana to Chobe National Park. We arrived at what felt like a large airstrip compared to the landing strip in Nxabega- this landing strip had Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Sep 8, 2013
  • BotswanaWe flew from Banjul to Dakar in Senegal. Spent the night. The next day headed to Johannesburg in South Africa where we met Jay and Ross. Also spent the night. The following morning we all flew to Maun in Botswana. Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Sep 3, 2013
  • BotswanaOp 30 juni Botswana ingereden. Wat is het hier, net als in Namibie, toch enorm leeg en uitgestrekt. En vlak en met struikjes en een enkele boom. Na tientallen kilometers hetzelfde ook wel wat saai natuurlijk. Bij Ghanzi gekampeerd op Posted by Jan-en-Anneke in Van Kaapstad naar Caïro en verder | Jul 3, 2013
  • CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANAI was staying in Livingstone, Zambia and had booked a 2 day \ 1 night camping safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. Livingstone is approx 45-60min from the Zambia \ Botswana border. I booked it online prior to arriving Posted by ChantelleS in See the World Through My Eyes | Jun 25, 2013
  • The final finale, from Botswana to the lovely South AfricaBy this time we’ve already travelled for over 36 days on the tour. After a weekend of rest and frolics we were ready to head south! On the Sunday, we met our new Belgian tour guide Bjorn Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Apr 15, 2013
  • Gaborone, BotswanaWe spent a few days with Vermz in Gaborone prior to his epic 60-hour journey back to SF and then headed out to a backpackers near the Mokolodi Reserve for some R&R. Gaborone was fun, they have a great Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Jan 28, 2013
  • Camping Safari, BotswanaTo summarize our safari briefly, it was AMAZING! We saw so many different animals each day that we couldn’t remember them all! Despite it being about two weeks into rainy season the weather was great, our guide, Max, was Posted by Robin-and-Kevin in Adventures of Kevin and Robin | Jan 27, 2013
  • Botswana Apologies to all my adoring fans who have desperately awaited the next edition of Liam’s Globo Trip; I have neglected you for too long. I’m sure that you’ll appreciate that internet is not so easy to access when overlanding across Posted by Liamps in Liam's Globo trip | Jan 18, 2013
  • TRAVELING IN AFRICATravelling through Africa - Botswana (wild animals), Zimbabwe (the falls) and Mozambique (white beach's) From the white beaches, to a country that is half a game farm (safari camp), humans are inside the electrified fences, the animals roam free, the e Posted by Kimmico88 in Kimi's travels | Oct 8, 2012
  • Okavango Delta Day 5Good bye Nxabega we really enjoyed our time here and will miss just being here – listening to the sounds of the wild animals from our tents in the mornings and the excitement of knowing that there is no fence Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Aug 26, 2012
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