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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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Nancy and Botswana

Thu, 20 Jul 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [136]

Botswana beckoned, and in Botswana I am. A colourful country this is. Since I spent so much time in Angola and Namibia, my time in Botswana is limited to only a few days. People go to France to go to Paris or to Italy to go to Rome but nobody goes to ... Read more >

Photos: Gaborone

Mon, 17 Jul 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Botswana's capital
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Photos: Chobe National Park

Fri, 19 May 2017 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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Kasàne Botswana

Sun, 9 Oct 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [435] | Comments [1]

Having mastered the GPS we made it to Kasane and the Chobe National Park safely. Spent the day on the Chobe River on our photo safaris. Hippos, water buffaloes, six million elephants and countless birds. About 6000 photos between us!!! None of us can ... Read more >

Safari status update

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [480]

Well a lot has happened since our last post... a harrowing escape from Jo'burg assisted by a gps with anxiety issues about leaving home. A tyre with a slow leak that just got us to our first destination. À 5 km walk that Leigh turned to an ... Read more >

Serowe Botswana

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [599] | Comments [4]

No need to send out the search party. We are alive and well in Serowe in Botswana. We have stories to tell but you will have to wait until we reach a decent sized town with internet access.

Botswana and back to Jo'burg

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [677]

Back to Maun and on the way the clutch gave up in our Land Cruiser. We first flagged down a ute but it was a French tourist who said 'too complicated' and drove off and left us there. The second vehicle was a delivery truck, he immediately got out a ... Read more >


Thu, 4 Aug 2016 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [774]

Botswana has been a wonderful experience. We started with being upgraded from our booked accommodations to a beautiful huge Lodge on the Chobe River. Went for a river cruise in the afternoon until sunset and saw all sorts of amazing animals coming to ... Read more >

Botswana and Okavango Delta

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Views [537]

Another day, another border crossing. This time from Zambia into Botswana on a short ferry across the Zambezi river. Wealthier than most of its neighbours due to the large diamond industry, it is a beautiful sparsely populated country. The evening we ... Read more >

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Photos: Zambia & Botswana

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Photo Gallery

Victoria Falls from Zambia side, Botswana's Chobe NP and Okavango Dela
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Yesterday's adventure: botswana

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 | By btilford01 | Views [474] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Because I want to send a message to people from all over the world which is that perspective changes everything. Being of African decent, my experiences will inspire people of my ethnic group to get out of their comfort zones and explore great adventures ... Read more >

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Smile Trigger

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By bridget | Views [365] | Scholarship Entry

The thought of school that morning made me quiver, school was not my favourite place. I was one of those kids that dreaded being in a crowded place. I literally feared people. I thought people were vultures, waiting for me to die so that they can devour ... Read more >

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Botswana: The Proof is in the Pudding

Tue, 19 May 2015 | By moesmith | Views [346] | Scholarship Entry

In the middle of southern Africa, amidst lions, giraffes, several species of ape, and a rather exuberant local named Phillip, hides a pudding recipe so divine I can only assume it is guarded by an army of men and one of those giant boulders that squashes ... Read more >

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A bush walk with a difference

Tue, 19 May 2015 | By emilymlwatson | Views [401] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Imagine walking through the arid splendour of the Kalahari on a golden August morning, with a magnificent young lioness by your side. She moves gracefully along, rather aloof, her tail curving, her ears pricked, on the alert for a stray kudu or hartebeest.... Read more >

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Looking for Dogs

Wed, 6 May 2015 | By russellm | Views [373] | Scholarship Entry

Pink Floyd sang of 'The Dogs of War'; this hasn't been a war to see these dogs, but it has been something of a campaign! Three trips, three countries, one continent, but I'm back in Africa, sun and sweat in my eyes, a bit bruised and battered from the ... Read more >

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