Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    Top five accessories to bring on an overland journey

    On an overland journey, it may be tempting to overload your vehicle with tons of expensive equipment and gear. To ensure you don’t go overboard, here is our list of essentials that we recommend bringing… 1. A good selection of road maps GPS devices are great. But many overlanding and travel guides...

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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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    South Africa – Drakensberg Mountains

    The Drakensberg Mountains After going back to Botswana for another month my visa was about to expire to my friends Luisa and Scott told me that they were planning to go hiking in the Drakensberg mountains.  Its one of a few major areas of South Africa that I have yet...