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“Do you have Ebola?”

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“You cannot enter South-Africa with your dog.” Even with a formal exit permit from the Namibian state vet, I dreaded the border with South Africa. They don’t allow the importation of pets accross land borders, only at Cape Town or…

The Bogging

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A year ago Hookey and I sat freezing in front of the wood fire at his little place on the Delatite river, wondering what to do with 2014. We hatched the Africa Plan with only the vaguest sense of ‘planning’…

Botswana – Pre Bogging

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Botwana is not the place for spontaneity. Committing to an itinerary weeks ahead is not part of our ritual but was absolutely necessary here. Especially during the South African school holidays when campsites that charge $50US a head and don’t…

Chobe

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Our day pass into Chobe certainly didn’t disappoint. Right from the start there was wildlife everywhere. First were the small herd of warthog, unusually close to the road and slow to run away. Miles and miles of evidence of elephants…

On the move

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After a week of fitting the new parts we’d brought back and catching up on laundry and some internet research for the next stage of our journey we were ready to hit the road again. Although we ended up spending…

The long haul back ‘home’ to Landy

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The journey from England to Botswana was long – four flights with stops in Dubai, Johannesburg and Gabarone before we would get to Maun. All was seeming to go reasonably to plan until we tried to book in for our…

Kgalagadi experience!

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Day 3 – L: Something that you don’t expect to hear in a national animal park is a crowing cock, but that is what woke us…… We slept in our little Malamoo Xtra 3-second tent for the first time. I…

back to Okavango

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Finally it was time to leave Moremi again, from where we headed back to Maun, had lunch, did some basic grocery shopping and checked out some of the stores where we need to get some extra supplies (new deep cycle…

TRIP 2 – Botswana, Nata

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29-04-2014 Full day in Gaborone. Today i spent the full day in Gaborone mainly preparing the motorbike. I had the opportunity to meet the wife of the honorary consul, a very nice lady that helped all the ways she could.…

TRIP 2 – Botswana, Nata

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29-04-2014 Full day in Gaborone. Today i spent the full day in Gaborone mainly preparing the motorbike. I had the opportunity to meet the wife of the honorary consul, a very nice lady that helped all the ways she could.…

TRIP 2 – Botswana

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28-04-2014 Ok, here we are again in Africa ! I just came back in Paris from Seoul on Saturday and on Sunday evening I am again on an airplane to go to Gaborone via Johannesburg. I arrive in Gaborone early…

TRIP 2 – Botswana

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28-04-2014 Ok, here we are again in Africa ! I just came back in Paris from Seoul on Saturday and on Sunday evening I am again on an airplane to go to Gaborone via Johannesburg. I arrive in Gaborone early…

R&R

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We’ve taken a bit of a break this last week. The Okavango River Camp proved the ideal spot. Once the Easter crowds had gone it turned out to be a very quiet and pleasant camp. The squirrels scurried around, not…

hello Botswana

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Our first impressions of Botswana are more long straight tree-lined roads, flat for as far as the eye can see. This time the roads come with some seriously deep potholes, more crazy goats, even more obstinate donkeys and some near…

Nine Days in the Kgalagadi

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January 19-28, 2014 We spent nine days in the Kalahari, or the Kgalagadi if you prefer. I think most of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is technically semi-desert rather than desert; it’s sandy and dry, but there is some vegetation (mostly…

Further Travels in Botswana

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Dec. 27, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014 From Nata we were going to Maun, one of northern Botswana’s larger towns, but we took several detours on the way. Chapman’s Baobab I suppose Planet Baobab whetted our appetite for large trees, because we…

No Festivities in Botswana

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Dec. 21-26, 2013 Our second pass through Botswana cut across the upper half of the country. We started at the Kazungula border post in the northeast and drove south to Nata, then cut west to Maun and north to Shakawe.…

The Fate of the Bushmen

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Our route through Botswana was pleasingly obvious: we would enter via the north east border town of Kasane, traverse south west through the huge Chobe and Okovango National Parks, and then take a long straight road west through the Kalahari…

Botswana – Land of Giants

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We had been warned about long queues, being hassled by fixers, money changers and souvenir salesmen, and general African bureaucratic border bollocks when entering Botswana on the ferry from Zambia. Having some time to kill as we didn’t need to…

Into Botswana

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Sept. 22-28 Our last two days at Kruger coincided with the beginning of South African school holidays. Our campsite, which had been dominated by early retirees, was speedily taken over by small children pedalling bikes between the trees and imitating…

Wild encounters in Moremi and Chobe

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Day: 143 KLMS: 22,105 We made it! Recovering in Kasane after the most intense, exhilarating, exciting, exhausting 5 days of the trip so far. Spectacular scenery and more wildlife than i ever imagined, combined with the hardest 4WDing we’ve ever…

Gaborone

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26th August 2013 Today I have cleaned all the bags and separated the things to bring back to Paris from the ones I will leave in Botswana. Basically I will leave all the spares parts and tools, the camping equipment…

Gaborone

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26th August 2013 Today I have cleaned all the bags and separated the things to bring back to Paris from the ones I will leave in Botswana. Basically I will leave all the spares parts and tools, the camping equipment…

Botswana

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24th August The Guest house in Upington was too nice (Le Must) and I spent few hours sipping coffee at the lounge before leaving. Eventually I left at midday… after having made fuel. As I left late I was planning…

Botswana

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24th August The Guest house in Upington was too nice (Le Must) and I spent few hours sipping coffee at the lounge before leaving. Eventually I left at midday… after having made fuel. As I left late I was planning…

BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE EN TERUG

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PLANS CHANGE You may sometimes want something, but you never know what the future will bring. In this case: a broken dial … The plan was Chobe Riverfront Nat. Park. In Kasane we camp at the Safari Lodge, where the most beautiful camping…

BOTSWANA PARADIJS VOOR NATUURLIEFHEBBERS

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VAN KHAUDUM (Namibië) NAAR BOTSWANA Vanuit Etosha rijden we naar Grootfontein waar we proviand inslaan en daar niet al te ver vandaan, ligt de camping. Roy’s Camp is een gezellige camping met een restaurant dat ons al meerdere keren is…

Dreaming of Botswana … still …

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We were very excited when our vehicle arrived in Cape Town – amongst other things, it meant that we could finalise a plan that had been brewing for a while: join Global Adventures on their Botswana Recce. Their plan to…