Tag Archives: Botswana

Interesting Trees on The Plot

Buffalo Thorn – Ziziphus mucronata This must be one of my favourite trees owing to the spiritual beliefs around it. In Afrikaans it is called the Blink-blaar-wag-‘n-bietjie , which translated means shiny-leaf-wait-a-bit. The thorns occur in pairs – one pointing straight forward and … Continue reading

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And then came the rain

For over 2 months we have hardly seen the sun – the rain has just been amazing. The rainfall figures (in mm) are just incredible, especially since our average annual rainfall is 250mm: Nov Dec Jan Feb Total Letlhakane 43 … Continue reading

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Elephants on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

This must have been amazing to see.

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Gearing up for 50 year anniversary

Botswana will be celebrating its 50th year of independence later this year, but already all over the country one can see more and more Botswana colours being worn, flags flying and decorations. Botswana is such a wonderful country with amazing … Continue reading

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Great News:

Rhino Numbers in Botswana Surge as Army Helps Beat Poachers The population of rhinos in Botswana rose sixfold in a decade to 153 in 2014 as the southern African nation moved the animals to sanctuaries and deployed the army to … Continue reading

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Places visited: Central Kalahari

I have added a page on Central Kalahari Game Reserve to our section of our blog on Places we have visited. https://ourbots.wordpress.com/botswana-travel/central-kalahari-game-reserve/

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Central Kalahari Part 3

My book on Botswana states the best time to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is during the rainy season as everything is green. But be very careful in January and February of very clayey roads and the chances of … Continue reading

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