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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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Crossing the border from Namibia into Botswana you had to walk across a chemical soaked rag to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease. Vehicles drove through a trough of treated water for the same purpose

no disease was brought into Botswana: by lipowcan8, Views[29]
Chobe River: by lipowcan8, Views[19]
Norman and hoursh sp. The guy that gave me a lift to Chobe national Park: by lipowcan8, Views[25]
Warthog outside breakfast area of Lodge: by lipowcan8, Views[21]
Inside tent: by lipowcan8, Views[23]
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Photos: Botswana

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By lipowcan8 | Photo Gallery

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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By lipowcan8 | Views [31]

Another 20 short hours on the bus. InterCape bus company is the bus line I've used for the long haul in Africa. It's been pretty good, reasonably priced and they're going to the places that I want to go to. The one odd thing about the company is the ... Read more >

Photos: Limpopo Horse Safari

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 | By basse | Photo Gallery

Photo from horse back
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Refreshing Walks

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By mido_wanderlust | Views [33]

There is something quite fascinating about taking a walk and letting your feet lead the way. There is a bridge just five minutes from my home and whenever life weighs me down and makes me lose my marbles a bit i like to call my bestfriend who lives ten ... Read more >

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Photos: Friends and Travel

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By mido_wanderlust | Photo Gallery

Me and my friends and our adventures.
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That African Girl

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By juneseisa | Views [29]

  The first time i saw the clouds beneath me...was the first time i ever travelled in an airplane. December 2013. So many emotions raced up and down my petite body.. i was smiling, next thing im crying then the next im laughing alone, much to ... Read more >

Lady Lioness: She is Here

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By giladlevanon | Views [25] | Scholarship Entry

The click and hiss of Noam’s beer can was more enticing than any commercial. In the arid Kalahari, the experience of anything even vaguely cool was a luxury. Our modest car fridge could hold little more than a six-pack. Each beer was ritually announced ... Read more >

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Twenty 2

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By angelamatroos | Views [34] | Scholarship Entry

TWENTY 2 So many times travelled, I could almost in my absence tell you where every tree was placed, the road to freedom, that’s what I call it. Although freedom lies only on the one end where to most, that are animals adapted to the concrete jungles, ... Read more >

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I love adventures and exploration of the world

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 | By tiboza | Views [37] | Scholarship Entry

I love travelling, and the reason why I love travelling is because I believe we human being have been created to see the world, we all deserve a chance to explore our world and enjoy its wonders, I have explored my country and seen the beauties of nature, ... Read more >

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Foot Prints of a Dhlodhlo

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 | By dhlodhlo | Views [27] | Scholarship Entry

In the midst of self discovery, I have decided to Explore Europe. This is part of making a mark in my heart and my life. Travel makes me whole, travel makes me feel good and alive. Africa has been explored and the task is still to be completed; it is ... Read more >

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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 [76]

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 [33]

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 [50]

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 [46]

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 >

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