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Category: Botswana

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Things to do in Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone – Botswana’s sleepy capital city of only 200,000 residents – may not be high on everyone’s travel bucket list. But ‘Gabs’, as it’s affectionately known by locals, makes for a convenient stop-over while travelling to points north (Maun, Kasane, etc), or south (South Africa and Johanesburg), so many overlanders and tourists...

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Botswana – Nata

  Nata, Elephant White Sands On our way to Maun we stopped over in Nata, it’s a small dust bowl of a town but there is a campsite there 30 or so km before you hit the town called Elephant Sands. The campsite is covered in White sand and guess...

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Botswana – San Contemporary Art

Kuruart When leaving Shakawe heading south you will pass D’kar which is near Ghansi. This is where you find the Kuru Art centre.  It is an art collective setup to help local San artists to create and sell art. The Kuru Art Project encourages and assist artists by exposing them to contemporary materials...

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Botswana – Bana ba Metsi

Bana ba Metsi (Shakawe) http://www.banabametsi.com/ The school teaches kids practical skills and they all participate in one form or another in either building part of the school, teaching them mechanics, the sale of chickens and eggs via their own chicken farm, cooking for one another plus a normal syllabus. The school...

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Botswana – Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is produced by seasonal flooding. The Okavango river drains the summer (January-February) rainfall from the Angola highlands and the surge flows 1,200 kilometres in approximately one month. The waters then spread over the 250 km by 150 km area of the delta over the next four months...

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Botswana – Tsolido Hills

Tsolido Hills, Rock Art Before I had met John and Heather the reason why we had been up the north western side of Botswana was to go and see Tsolido Hills a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was inscribed in 2001 due to its unique religious and spiritual significance to...

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Botswana – Kubu Island

  On my 3rd visit back to Botswana I was able to go on a small road trip with my friend Luisa and we decided to visit a couple of places one new to me and one that I fell in love with the first time I was there. Kubu...

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Botswana – Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park The idea of a national park to protect the varied wildlife found here as well as promote tourism first appeared in 1931. The following year, 24’000 km² around Chobe district were officially declared non-hunting area; this area was expanded to 31’600 km² two years later.  In 1967,...