Dave's Botswana/Namibia

Botswana/Namibia

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23rd Sunday

"Wake up to the Kalahari sun rising between your feet. Warm your hands on a mug of piping hot coffee and soak up the solitude."


U2 album cover- No Line On the Horizon

"Quad back to the edge of Ntwetwe Salt pan, then head off with your Guide to explore the surrounds in search of bat eared foxes, ground squirrels and other unique desert species. Learn of their incredible struggle against the elements of Africa's harshest wilderness."

"Get up close and personal with a resident gang of habituated meerkats.
See how these incredibly social, superbly adapted animals interact with each other and their environment.You also get the chance to view the desert through the eyes of a meerkat – which, despite the fact that it’s only a foot off the ground, is a pretty spectacular vantage point, and definitely one of the most special and memorable game experiences you will encounter in Botswana."


This time it was a female look out that had no fear.

"Next stop, the enormous Green’s Baobab. It was under this remarkable tree that traders, missionaries and explorers such as David Livingstone (his trademark cross is carved into the tree) used to camp when crossing this inhospitable part of the country. The tree is named after the Green brothers, Frederick and Charles, who carved the words “Green’s Expedition, 1858 – 1859” into the tree. After this fascinating journey into the past, head back to Planet Baobab for a much-needed shower and a scrumptious Planet Baobab breakfast."

"Choose from one of many ideal spots to do nothing, relax, and enjoy this uniquely special place before you say your goodbyes to Planet Baobab, and set off on your next adventure…"

I had such a good time so far, that even with all the travel I had to do, if I had to go home right now it would have been a worthwhile trip already.

Click for Maun, Botswana Forecast

Info:
Official Botswana Tourism Site
"On the trail of the Lady detective"- outstanding article on the recent history of Botswana
Wikipedia
Info on "Cry of the Kalahari" authors
Film "The Gods Must Be Crazy" was set in Botswana
TV show "Meerkat Manor"
US Embassy page


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