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Beyond the narrow eastern corridor where the majority of the population is concentrated, Botswana is a largely roadless wilderness of savannas, deserts, wetlands and salt pans. Skinflints and softies beware: this remains a destination for the intrepid, well-heeled traveller. Botswana is an African success story. It achieved independence from Britain in 1966 and in a mad stroke of luck then unearthed three of the world's richest diamond mines. Though suffering from the world's highest HIV rate, it enjoys stable governance and good educational and economic standards.

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Sorghum meal with bean leaf stew and fried chicken 3: by missbonolo, Views[43]
Sorghum meal with bean leaf stew and fried chicken 2: by missbonolo, Views[41]
Sorghum meal with bean leaf stew and fried chicken: by missbonolo, Views[46]
Makoro on the delta. Our swimming hole at the end of the channel.: by yvonnebooth, Views[75]
Lily in Okavango Delta, a favourite food of the hippo.: by yvonnebooth, Views[69]
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Passport & Plate - Sour Sorghum Meal with Bean Leaf Stew and Chicken

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 | By missbonolo | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Makes for 2. Sour Sorghum Meal: Sorghum meal Sour milk Bean Leaf Stew: Dried bean leaves Carrots (chopped) Onions (diced) Tomatoes (diced) Green/Yellow/Red Peppers (diced) Packet soup - Beef and Tomato flavour Salt Cooking oil Fried ... Read more >
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The intersection between Traditional & Bio-contemporary Healing

Mon, 3 Mar 2014 | By domzworld | Views [55]

When I proudly mentioned to Kopo that I was on my way to meet with a traditional healer, she was shocked and informed me I shouldn't tell people that's what I was going to do. As if it's a dirty, little secret she shares with me the taboo surrounding ... Read more >

Rainy Season

Sat, 1 Mar 2014 | By domzworld | Views [17]

I woke up to the sound of rain drops and what I thought were pigeons but instead were monkeys. Rain, rain, rain! I definitely didn't want it to go away. After I ate the breakfast Ma Margaret prepared for me, I headed out for a walk. I had intended it ... Read more >

City Tour

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 | By domzworld | Views [35]

I spent the day on a city tour with Tendai from Maroon Tour Company (recommended by Doc). He took me around all aspects of the city, providing history and discussing social dilemmas. Sadly, we visited a part of the city which was highly disappointing ... Read more >

Black Out!!

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | By domzworld | Views [30]

Ahhhhh, Haiti!!! Oh wait, I'm still in Gaborone! So today was a very laid back day. Once again, waking up at 3am, unable to go back to sleep, I sat around surfing the net and pretty much being mindless, waiting for doc to come take me with her on her ... Read more >

"Visiting Scholar"

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 | By domzworld | Views [29]

Wednesday was a very productive day!!! I was checked out of the Mondior by 8:30am, ready for Doc to come to pick me up around. She had supervision with a student at 9am so I wandered around the campus people watching. My summation of UB is that it's ... Read more >


Tue, 25 Feb 2014 | By domzworld | Views [70]

Dr. M. really put some thought into making this opportunity thorough for me. Along with the following proposed itinerary there's hopes of visiting the diamond mine and police station. Much to my surprise, Dr. M. enlightened me about how different the ... Read more >

The Journey to Botswana

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 | By domzworld | Views [76]

When I woke up around 4:30am on Friday Feb 21, 2014 in Glendale, I was stricken with anxiety/panic over the fact that I'd be taken off to Africa for 3 weeks. I began hyperventilating as the shuttle rang they were there to pick me up. As much as I was ... Read more >

Photos: Cape to Falls

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 | By yvonnebooth | Photo Gallery

Overland adventure from Cape Town to Victoria Falls - The Botswana Chapter
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Photos: A Journey Through Botswana

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery

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A Journey Through Botswana

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 | By steve_and_emma | Views [117]

With limited time we booked ourselves onto a trip to experience a couple of Botswana’s highlights.  The beauty of this tour was it picked us up in Livingstone, Zambia and would drop us in Pretoria, South Africa at the end.  Our friend ... Read more >

A 'place' I have visited

Fri, 5 Jul 2013 | By southernafrica | Flickr Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My interest in photography and natural history began at a young age thanks to my grandmother. She would keep me occupied with documentaries, Nat Geo Magazines & photo albums from my great-grandfathers time spent in the Amazon in the early 1900's. This ... Read more >
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A 'place' I have visited

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 | By alysons | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I'm attempting a career change. Mad some would but the older I've got I realise that its more important to love what you do. My name is Alyson and I currently live in Cape Town. I went to 8 schools across 3 countries and 5 different cities. My vast interest ... Read more >
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Photos: JOHB

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By iamphoto | Flickr Photo Gallery

Journey of Hope Botswana and My Journey
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Catching a Moment - The Kalahari Surf Club

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By artfromthehill | Views [178] | Scholarship Entry

Like a scene from a Mad Max film, eight unearthly looking, ethereal children appear out of the bush from nowhere, the only sign of life we have seen for miles. Barefoot and threadbare, the Bushman children carry hefty corn-meal bags on their heads and ... Read more >

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