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Jan 8, 2008 - Back to South Africa

Our transport back with a Nomad overland truck today ran late, late, late. The truck was supposed to leave at 6:00 am and didn't get going until 7:00am. To make things worse our driver then ran around town doing errands. Three hours later we had driven only 60km and were just crossing the border to Botswana! Frustration for all involved. It is a long road trip today since the truck cannot travel south through Zimbabwe because of fuel and food shortages. Infrastructure in Zimbabwe is unreliable. The drive through Botswana was a little wet...

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Nov 12, 2006 - Khame Rhino Sanctuary

The final stop in the tour, and despite also being just about the shortest, runs close to Okavango for best moment of the tour. Despite being billed as a "Rhino" sanctuary, Khame in southern Botswana is actually a mini game-reserve, in the sense of small land area not small animals. In our only drive through it we managed to get close to both white and Black Rhino, and even had a pack of wild dogs come to the water hole right in front of us. They arent very pretty but apparantly very rare and difficult to see, so I think we were pretty...

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Begbies on Tour

Sep 10, 2005 - Serowe - Rhino Sanctuary

As we moved north to Serowe, the ladscape was becoming noticeably drier and dustier. We got the bus from Gabarone to Palapye and then hitched the 30k's to Serowe where we met Norma and Ray. Their house is somewhat of an oasis in the dust and their 3 dogs were quite good fun. I soon discovered to my delight, that they were both heavy drinkers and had quite a liberal attitude regarding their supply of beer, so I soon felt quite at home! On the second day there, we visited the Khama Rhino Sanctury (Norma and Ray built it - just one of their...

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