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  • 10. Botswana and ChobeWe leave Namibia after spending 15 days there; we feel that we have come to know the country a little and to enjoy its assets a lot. By way of contrast, we have just two days in Botswana, visiting Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Aug 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Last unexpected night in BotsI went to the Botswana air office on the 2nd of April, the day I should have left for Uganda, to check my flights. Apparently the flight schedule had changed a week earlier and no one knew why I had Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 6, 2014
  • Last days in MaunThere were no plans for Sunday. We had a slow breakfast in the morning sun to warm up because it was only 15 degrees that morning. We heard it was 20 in NL; ridiculous! But it warmed up soon enough Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 6, 2014
  • The drive to and first days in MaunWe drove from Gaborone to Kang on Wednesday. It was not such a long drive, we arrived just after 2, but with temperatures of 29 degrees outside it was pretty hot inside the car. Next to lots of cows, horses, Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 1, 2014
  • NTRL - week 4Once again a slow week at work. I started off in the section DST (Drug Sensitivity Testing). As the name might have implied, this section tests if the bacteria, indicated by previous sections as TB, is in fact TB and Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 1, 2014
  • Goodbye to GaboroneMonday evening mom and dad arrived in Gaborone. I met them at the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Mom was very happy to see me, I was only gone for 7 weeks! Dad said he had seen the Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 31, 2014
  • The last week in GabsLast week at work and not much going on this week. I promised to make Fernando and Warren spaghetti bolognese in exchange for the braai on Sunday, so I had to prove my cooking skills on Monday. Fernando is such Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Mar 28, 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 Ca├»ro en verder | Jul 3, 2013
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