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  • Day 85, Pretoria - Jwaneng, BotswanaAnton provided breakfast and allowed us to use his email as we eagerly awaited our rental Mazda 323 to arrive. After removing my awful mo, we were heading off by 11.00 am. It took an hour to get Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Feb 18, 2019
  • On Noah's Ark.On the Saturday we got up early, had a quick breakfast then waited for our pick-up to take us to Chobe National Park in Botswana. We were the first to be picked up so we were taken round other guest Posted by irenevt in Our Third Trip to Africa | Feb 18, 2019
  • Salt desert in the steppe Due south of Kasane was a road in pretty good condition, with solitary pot-holes ready to burst the car’s tires at the lawful speed of 120km/h. Or, conversely, one could slow down, save the tro Posted by assenczo in BoZaZi | Feb 10, 2019
  • Victoria versus KasaneVisiting the Victoria Falls was, is and probably will be a whole-day affair. The entrance ticket for foreign visitors was 30USD (on the Zimbabwe side and 20USD on the Posted by assenczo in BoZaZi | Feb 10, 2019
  • Botswana Day 11: Happy Little KillersFor some reason, there was no wake up "call" this morning. No one arrived at our tent or anyone else's in camp. One of us happened to wake up at 5:10a. I walked across to Brenda's tent and woke her Posted by zihuatcat in Escape from Reality | Jan 6, 2019
  • Botswana Day 10: Dead Hippo Makes for Smelly LionsIt was rough to get up this morning as the nearby hippos were noisy all night long. It's a sound I enjoy and it's oddly comforting but after listening to it all night, I had enough. Mike was feeling better Posted by zihuatcat in Escape from Reality | Dec 30, 2018
  • Wild wild wildNo matter how many brochures/articles or blog posts you read about going on a safari, it really does not compare to actually experiencing one. Pom pom in Botswana was our first taste of safari life and within minutes we were Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Back in Maun and jetting to JoburgBack from the Delta and just one more day before we fly to South Africa. The flights in and around the Delta were something special. Never more than four passengers and Paul loved getting to sit with the pilot! Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Posh pom pomThis camp is got both water and land based activities. With only eight tents is is kind of exclusive. It can only be reached by light aircraft from Maun. It is in a veryscenuc part if the Delta. Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Regal Rra DinareThis camp is even more exceptional than the first. It is newer having just opened last year. It is in the Gomoti region just south of the delta. It is regarded as one of the finest game viewing regions and especially known Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Mokoro magicThe Delta is nearly 5 million acres of swampy marsh and grassland in northern Botswana, and the mokoro is a traditional canoe used to navigate the area’s challenging terrain. Nothing makes you feel like you’re completely in the middle of nowhere Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Dawn in the DeltaOh, to wake up in the Okavango Delta!!! A gorgeous tent, an outdoor shower where We were able to shiower last night beneath a thousand stars. Elephants strolling by... The Okavango is the world's biggest inland Delta. And no doubt it provides perhaps Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 6, 2018
  • Who knew?Who knew that we could end up in a dusty Outpost in Africa and enjoy one of the best meals we have had in a while. At Marc's eatery in Maun we enjoyed a lunch that would rival any winery restaurant at Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 1, 2018
  • One more sleepWhat we hope will be the most brilliant part of this trail trip begins tomorrow when we fly to the first of our tented camps in the Okavango Delta. We have a couple of nights at a more water based camp and Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Nov 1, 2018
  • Dernière étape à Ghanzi avant la NamibieAprès nos deux nuits dans le delta de l'Okavango, nous retrouvons Cohen, Justice et Norman à Maun. Un petit couac d'organisation nous laisse "traîner" plusieurs heures au camping sans grand-chose à faire. En effet, deux personnes du groupe ont réservé Posted by Lucile.P in Le rire de l'hippopotame | Oct 31, 2018
  • Made it to Maun!We have made it to Maun, Botswana. As much as we enjoyed Namibia, this is where our big adventure begins. The drive, all 800+ kilometres of it was constantly slowing and shopping for animals. Most of them were goats, sheep, cows, horses and donkeys Posted by Kate and Paul in The trail is the thing 2018 | Oct 31, 2018
  • Une virée dans le delta de l'Okanvango - 2Notre deuxième jour sur le delta commence par une visite surprise des girafes juste à côté de note camp. Nous faisons une rapide promenade après notre petit déjeuner (très léger) et avant de reprendre les mokoros pour une sortie à Posted by Lucile.P in Le rire de l'hippopotame | Oct 29, 2018
  • Une virée dans le delta de l'Okanvango - 1Le delta de l'Okavango est le deuxième plus grand delta intérieur (c'est-à-dire qui ne se jette pas dans une mer ou un océan) après le delta intérieur du Niger. Vaste prairie de 18 000 km2, elle a la particularité d'être Posted by Lucile.P in Le rire de l'hippopotame | Oct 29, 2018
  • Nata et le Makgadikgadi PanNous quittons Kasane tôt pour rejoindre Nata, deuxième étape de notre passage au Botswana. Tentes pliées, petit déjeuner rapidement avalé, c'est reparti pour quelques centaines de kilomètres vers le Sud, sur une route pas toujours adaptée à la capacité d' Posted by Lucile.P in Le rire de l'hippopotame | Oct 28, 2018
  • Botswana : premières sensations à KasaneDepuis Victoria Falls, la route qui nous mène à la frontière est plutôt désertique, comme la plupart des paysages vus jusqu'ici. Quelques arbres bien secs subsistent, mais le sol craque sous les pieds (et les roues) et l'herbe telle que Posted by Lucile.P in Le rire de l'hippopotame | Oct 22, 2018
  • Botswana Day 9: Boating in the BushAfter a day of rest, I was excited for the 5a wake up call. Mike, on the other hand, was having a flare up so he stayed behind again. We all met for breakfast as usual before the drive. Ou Posted by zihuatcat in Escape from Reality | Oct 20, 2018
  • Botswana Day 8: Birthday in the BushWhen the 5a wake up call came this morning, we decided to sleep in and skip today's game drive. We hadn't seen much at Lebala in the way of animals and we really just needed a break from all the Posted by zihuatcat in Escape from Reality | Aug 30, 2018
  • Another wonderful day in the Okavango===Stalking elephants on Sausage Island=== [center] Dining area from the deck Note the Greater Blue-eared Starling bottom left[/center] Our morning activity today was Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jul 27, 2018
  • Exploring the delta===Exploring on foot=== [center] Early morning on the lagoon, from the lodge deck[/center] I slept surprisingly well, kept cosy by the duvet and bl Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jul 26, 2018
  • To the delta===Final Chobe game drive=== [center] Chobe River sunrise[/center] Today started with another early wake-up call, 5.00. After coffee and muffins we Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jul 25, 2018
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