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    THE HIGHEST POINT IN BOTSWANA...

    by marko727 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    THE HIGHEST POINT IN BOTSWANA IS OTSE MOUNTAIN, LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE CAPITAL, GABORONE. IT RISES 4885 FEET (1489 METERS). I NOTE THAT VT'S 'QUICK FACTS' INCORRECLY NAMES TSODILO HILLS AS THE HIGHPOINT.

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    Solitamente il Botswana si...

    by LuigiT Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Solitamente il Botswana si gira solo in due modi, o con tour operators alloggiando in alberghi di lusso o in gruppo con una tenda e escursioni fatte sul posto.
    In entrambi casi le cose che si fanno e i posti che si visitano sono gli stessi. Ma nel secondo caso e' tutto vissuto in maniera piu' intensa ed autentica. Dormire in tenda nel mezzo del nulla o in campeggi dove le iene ti passano accanto e' incredibile. Consiglio comunque di effettuare le escursioni appoggiandosi a operatori locali con guide del luogo che vi porteranno ovunque vogliate. Il soggiorno nell'okawango offre diverse localita' fra le varie isole del delta e nel Kalhari troverete innumerevoli posti dove soggiornare con la tenda. In particolare io sono stato a Baines Baobab nel Kalhari e lo consiglio vivamente.

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    Wildlife is everywhere!

    by tini58de Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    Besides the elephants, which are truly the most impressive group of animals there, the Chobe National Park has an amazing variety of game. Just by passing through we saw giraffes, monkeys, springboks and dozens and dozens of elephants! Awesome!

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    Don't get so caught up in the...

    by c_mesteller Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Don't get so caught up in the big animals that you miss out on the small wild beauties like birds, insects and frogs. I loved to sit very quietly in the afternoons in camp and watch the vivid birds all around. I also saw these amazing little frogs, called Painted Reed Frogs. Males were bright white with red underbellies, and their nightime call was a delicate 'clink, clink' sound.
    This photo is of a Jacana nest. Also known as a Lilly Trotter because of its long toes, it builds a floating nest among the reeds.

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    The village of Etsha 6...

    by ngaka Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The village of Etsha 6 (referred to as Etsha) is home of the Okavango Basket Shop, where you can buy high quality Botswana baskets and other crafts at lower prices than in Maun or Gaborone. A trip to Etsha may also be an opportunity to see a rural village in Botswana. Etsha is easily accessable by bus from Maun.

    Beatiful Botswana Basket

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    Drotskys Caves

    by GrahamHolloway Written Jan 20, 2008

    The road to the caves is very difficult and should only be attempted in convoy with other vehicles. You must allow for very heavy fuel consumption and carry more fuel than normal to cater for this. Take everything you will need to stay there, and add an extra day for safety. There is nothing at the caves, no water, fuel or provisions.
    The caves are well worth seeing.
    Please see my travel page for more - Enjoy.

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    Walk Africa.

    by Flyboy9MR Updated Aug 2, 2003

    Two of my favorite activities were done on foot. We had a ranger who grew up in the bush, and he took us on a walk into the bush. You don't see large game, which is a good thing, but you see quite a bit of Africa you won't get on a drive. Highlight was a lesson on how to get water and stimulants from a tree limb (we got samples to taste). The other activity on foot was a climb to the top of a hill at a ruin site (another ranger with archeological knowledge accompanied us) - exhilarating, and the View! Saw elephant shrews at the top (try spotting these from a moving vehicle). And we walked around and picked up beads from old civilizations - artifacts everywhere!

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    Visit a friendly Village of Kachikau

    by kharmencita Updated Dec 27, 2012

    It is a small village of Botswana with a population of not more than 1000 inhabitants named Kachikau. It is located in the eastern part of the district of Botswana which previously formed Chobe District. The village has both primary and secondary schools and a Health Clinic.

    We visited this village just to know how the people live in this area. They have round houses made from dried leaves and clay which are very simple but practical. We saw some domestic animals and also goats and chicken around the houses. So many children live here close to the school. The children were amused and happy to received some of goodies and school supplies we gave to them. The people here live in a very simple life but maybe satisfying enough for them (maybe?) All we knew that they were friendly and we were welcomed when we spent few hours with them. Although we didnĀ“t understand each other but the answers with smile were our best reward.

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    Mekoro Trip, Okavango Delta, Botswana

    by John195123 Updated Mar 17, 2008

    Just you, the wild and your guide... in our case, Charles. I described this tip in more detail in the Things To Do section, but wanted to give it mention here, because it is more off the beaten path.

    Our guide, Charles, in his Mekoro, OD, Botswana
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  • We were on a overland safari...

    by mlyoung63 Written Aug 24, 2002

    We were on a overland safari with Kumuka Expeditions and we were able to travel by traditional dugout canoes to camp two nights in the middle of the Okavango Delta

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