Posts Tagged ‘ Botswan ’

Bridgetown project expected to boost Botswana’s tourism sector

April 30, 2010
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Kazungula is basically a small community on the eastern side of Kasane.  Chobe National Park is on the west side of Kasane.  Kazungula is most ‘famous’ as a border crossing.  It is a location where the one can enter/leave Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and/or Nambia.  The Zambia or Nambia route requires taking the famed Kazangula...

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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 14, 2009
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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Over the next 5 days, we will be posting the details and picture filled journey recap of a Belgian named Johan De Bondt.  In August 2009, Johan along with 3 other travelers hired guides and a vehicle and traveled via Maun to: a) Nogatsaa & Tchinga (Chobe forest); b) Savute; c) Khwai riverside (Moremi);...

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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

October 11, 2009
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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

On my first trip to southern Africa, I discovered a dish that I fell in love with: peri peri chicken fron Nando’s.  Peri-Peri Chicken is a must on your trip to Botswana or South Africa! Peri-Peri is the perfect blend of flavor and fire. Technically, it should be piri-piri and not peri-peri. It is...

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Maps of Chobe National Park

September 9, 2009
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Maps of Chobe National Park

The good news is that the primary trails used on game drives in Chobe really don’t need a map.  The bad news is that the quality of easily acquired maps is poor.  The attached image is a scan of the map provided by rangers at the Chobe Sedudu Gate entrance: and ……….. A larger...

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Botswana elephants migrate to Angola

September 9, 2009
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The following article about elephants leaving Botwana for Angola is a good thing as it relieves potential pressure to cull excess animals from the region: News stories were supplied by the Botswana Press Agency (BOPA) 04 September, 2009 KASANE – Elephants from Botswana are slowly migrating to Angola since the end of the civil...

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Photographing the African Elephant

September 8, 2009
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Photographing the African Elephant

The following article is by: Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins and was originally published in OutdoorPhoto.co.za which is a South African photo forum.  All copyrights for text and images is to Jull Sneesby and Barry Wilkins. Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins give advice on how to capture these classic African subjects with camera. The...

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Photo of the Day September 7, 2009

September 7, 2009
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Photo of the Day September 7, 2009

Chobe is about elephants, so we need more of them on our pictures of the day!

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Photo tip: Stand on the shoulders of giants

September 6, 2009
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Photo tip:  Stand on the shoulders of giants

I get a lot of compliments from folks looking at my photos.  Many think I have a natural eye.  Maybe, and thank you; however, I know my skills come from three distinct efforts: Training:  I learned the basics on composition during an elective photography course at college back in 1975.  Those rules of thumb...

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Travel Tip: A Southern Africa Safari Treat: Biltong

September 3, 2009
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Travel Tip: A Southern Africa Safari Treat: Biltong

When I travel, I love to immerse into local culture and cuisine.  This article will allow tease you on how to do both while also supplying a vital snack during your bush drives. For most, the first question is “what is biltong?”.  The short quick answer would be “a kind of dried and cured...

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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

September 2, 2009
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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

When preparing for a safari to northern Botswana, including Chobe National Park, Moremi, Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends numerous precautions including Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B and Typhoid. Also recommended are anti-Malarial drugs. From my experience, no one seems to my the immunizations shots, but the anti...

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