Baking in Botswana


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October 12th 2018
Published: October 24th 2018
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"Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, amongst other creatures, in a large landscape." - Doris Lessing Leaving Notten’s Bush Camp was somewhat sad as we had a wonderful time and met some very nice people. But….as all travelers know, another adventure awaited, so we loaded up and headed for the local airport. We would put this to you dear readers…how many times have yo... Read Full Entry



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Botswana MeadowsBotswana Meadows
Botswana Meadows

Stunning in the dry season must be lush and green in the wet season.
Picking off ticksPicking off ticks
Picking off ticks

A symbiotic relationship
Dancing aboutDancing about
Dancing about

Grand Hornbill
MJ in the co-pilots seatMJ in the co-pilots seat
MJ in the co-pilots seat

Dave stretched out in the back



24th October 2018
Ha! Caught you finally

African zebra
one of the rarest and most unique pic i ever seen. most unique picture
24th October 2018
Ha! Caught you finally

African Zebra
Thank you for your kind words. We thought the photo came out well.
24th October 2018

Amazing and not so amazing...
It sounds amazing to be sitting in the cockpit for a flight over the delta. Like a dream experience to me! Not so much losing AC while enduring a sales pitch. Great stories and can't believe there is more to come. Enjoying reading and looking forward to the next chapter...
24th October 2018

Amazing and not so amazing
Years ago I took a few flying lessons so it was great being in the cockpit again. The views were simply amazing. The flight there when I was the pretend co-pilot was perfect. It was the flight out of the Okavango Delta where the air conditioning didn’t work and I was truly miserable and sick. Oh well... all part of the adventure. Makes for a great travel story. MJ
24th October 2018

Dream trip
I only have two more things in my travel bucket list. African Safari and Machu Picchu. Would really love to do safari one day. I hope there are cheaper alternatives because it sounds like it's cheaper to travel in Europe
24th October 2018

Dream Trip
We waited until my 60th birthday trip because this is not cheap. I’ll send you an email with some cheaper alternatives after we get back. But— with that said... the places we stayed were amazing and we think worth saving the money. MJ
24th October 2018

Picking Off Ticks
I can picture the sweat! I loved the picking off ticks photo the best. What great looking birds. I was beginning to worry about you guys with no blog in my email. Happy birthday to you both.
24th October 2018

Picking off ticks
Sheila, maybe you missed a blog as we just published on Sunday! Check out the blog links at the bottom. The birds doing their jobs was very interesting. On some of the rhino or other big animals you would see six or seven birds at a time eating away. Africa and the animals have been perfect for our dual birthday celebration. Yes, Dave joined me in a new decade.
24th October 2018
Colors at sunset

Sunset in Botswana
Pity there were not flat topped acacia trees as these colours would have made the perfect African sunset. By the way were there acacia trees in the Okavango Delta? They are certainly likely to be found much further north.
25th October 2018
Colors at sunset

Sunset Botswana
Amazing views and sunsets across the plains but not the Acaia trees... at least not in abundance. Maybe another trip.
26th October 2018

It's a slideshow!
Oh Dave and MJ...the narration of wild life one after another is fascinating...it's like a slide show passing right in front of my eyes reminding my days in Kenya last Feb. Instead of a baboon fighting another baboon that you have witnessed, a baboon had a fight with me in Kenya near my tent and obviously, it didn't last long and needless to say I ran for my life. Reading yours, definitely South Africa and Botswana will be in my bucket-list. And these blogs of yours will be my treasure for information in deciding where to go and where to stay...Waiting for your Zimbabwe trip now.
26th October 2018

It's a slideshow
Your bring a smile to our face. So glad you are following along and thanks for leaving a comment. Glad you are remembering all your wonderful experiences from your Feb trip. Run, run, run when those crazy baboons want to fight. They can get nasty. We are having a grand time. More to come.
26th October 2018
Lots of stripes....lots of zebras

We've seen them, but still don't think they exist
We think zebras are cool but also they don't look real. Next time you see one think "that is fake. That is a painted horse" and you will start wondering if they are real. The stripes are too sharp and they look too strange to be real. /Ake
27th October 2018
Lots of stripes....lots of zebras

Don’t think they exist
Ha ha maybe you are correct! They are strange to look at. We were fascinated to learn that each of them have different stripe patterns sort of like fingerprints. That is very cool... if they are real at all. Thank you for reading and commenting.
28th October 2018

Hot!
Feel your pain with that heat, having tried to sleep in it those temperatures with no fan recently I was almost stir crazy by the morning and that was without that stifling relentless beating on the sun, still you now have another great travel story. Awesome wildlife shots again!
28th October 2018

Hot
We knew it would be hot in Botswana. It cooled off enough at night but during mid-day...yowsa. We had a fantastic time even with the heat. We were thankful the vehicles were ciovered and we had an intermittent breeze.
28th October 2018

Wonderful Photos
What wonderful photos! And I didn't know that the African eagle existed.
29th October 2018

Wonderful photos
Thanks for following along and commenting. As we said in our earlier Africa blogs we may not have all the bird names right. It was a beautiful eagle.
29th October 2018

Baking...
I have to admit, from what I know about your food-like tendencies in other blogs, when I read the blog title I was expecting to read about baked goodies. But you were referring to the other type of 'baked goodies'! Another great blog, I liked your distinction between world travellers and tourists - there is a difference for sure! D
30th October 2018

Baking..
Yes, we can see now that your thoughts would have gone to food first. There were times when we felt like a potato. LOL. Going with the flow is what travel is all about and if you want perfection you should probably stay home. We're having a great time and minor issues that we have easily survived. More to come.
30th October 2018

Stunning Photos!!!
I don’t think I’ve ever been on a trip where something doesn’t go wrong. We had 3 flat tires in the Serengeti and only one spare! It’s all how you view it. While some of the group whinged. I saw it as a great opportunity to sit and watch the baboons, as you did. Even in the 40 degree heat stuck in a Jeep! Happiest of birthdays to you both, by the way!!!
31st October 2018

Stunning photos
Thanks Andrea, thanks for following along and commenting. We were chuckling every time Chachos had to call camp for a new vehicle. Fortunately, we always broke down in amazing places. We were thrilled these vehicles were covered. It made all the difference in the world. Happy travels.
18th November 2018

Okavango Delta
Indeed, what a remarkable landscape - so unusual, in that it's a delta with nowhere to empty out into. Although a similarly African safari, reading about your time in Botswana, it seemed quite different to South Africa. I'm glad you were able to catch a glimpse of the hippos, and indeed the jackal seems a very striking and unique animal.
20th November 2018

Okavango Delta
Botswana has a stark beauty. Lots of grassy fields and water. We were thrilled to see the hippos in the water on our last night. Next time hopefully, out of the water. The jackal was very cool.
1st December 2018

Varying temperatures
Reading the previous blogs I was thinking about you wearing layers as it was cold , then comes this blog with” baking “ temperatures... so you really need to have appropriate clothing for all weather. Amazing photos .
1st December 2018

Varying temperatures
It was supposed to be cool in South Africa at times but a cold front moved in and surprised all of us. It was cold. Ah... yes, Botswana gets warm. Thanks for following along and commenting.
10th March 2019

thanks for the memories!
We lived in Botswana for 5 years and took a few trips up to the Okavango Delta a couple of times and loved it each time - thanks for bringing back some great memories and your wonderful photos
10th March 2019

Thanks for the memories
Janice, thanks for reading and commenting. I can't imagine all the amazing things you saw while living there for 5 years! Wow.
26th April 2019
Ha! Caught you finally

laex
Great post.
26th April 2019

laexcellence
Nice post.
7th September 2019

Things go wrong but I don't usually write about it
Your trips have a lot more scope for trouble than my little holidays. Luckily, nothing much goes wrong -- sometimes the weather ruins things, we don't like the food, last trip we got a flat tire and didn't have the extra insurance -- I might write a sentence or two, not more -- like how the locals were so helpful changing the tire but I probably won't write that we were bored out of our minds in Salzburg after 4 days of non-stop rain. Nothing too bad. Your Africa trip sounds fantastic. I dream of seeing the world and although I have seen a fair bit, I know there are places that I won't get to -- too hot, too dusty, too uncomfortable. Enjoying my armchair travels with you.
7th September 2019

Things go wrong
Thanks for following and commenting we appreciate it. We write about the good and the bad. Every trip is not a bed of roses and prepares others. We like to keep it real. I love telling stories about flat tires and such. It gives a balanced picture of the travels.

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