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THIS is Botswana!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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5 Things To Do Before You Die - Botswana

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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There are some things you really should see while you are in Botswana. Here are the top 5!

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Game Viewing from a Mokoro Okavango Delta teems with an enormous variety of animal and bird-life. A perfect way to experience the untouched waterways is by mokoro (dug-out canoe), giving you the opportunity to witness the wildlife of Botswana close-up.  Your mokoro poler and guide will share their extensive knowledge of how to find the animals, as well as insights as to how to read and interpret wildlife behaviour.

View the Rock Art Site of the San At Manayana 35km west of Gabarone lies the village of Manayana, where dazzling rock paintings are located. Historians believe that the San people created the rock paintings and that Manayana could have been a place of ritual for them. The rock pictures include rhinos, gemsbok, antelope, and a group of giraffes as well as human geometric shapes.

Bushmen in the Kalahari

Game Walks with Bushmen Trackers Take a trip to the famous Kalahari Desert in Botswana and witness a culture of people known as the San. Let the San take you into their simple, yet interesting lives and show you how they live, from their saintly methods of stalking game to climbing into giant trees to collect wild fruit. Game walks with bushmen trackers bring you closer to these warm and friendly people that will hide nothing from you, inviting you afterwards to join a chorus of clapping and singing around a fire.

View the world's largest Salt Pan at Makgadikgadi View the world's largest salt pans at Makgadikgadi and be swept away by breath-taking scenery and big blue skies. During the onset of the rains in mid-November, witness one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra and see the Pans transform into a water wonder world teeming with migratory water birds, zebra and wildebeest.

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Chobe River Boat Cruise A sunset cruise is possibly one of the best ways to experience an African sunset, at the Chobe National Park. Game viewing by boat is another unmissable experience and the Chobe National Park is abundant with wild animals, notably elephant. The large herds of elephant come down to the river to drink; they are joined by buffalo, giraffe, leopard, lion, kudu, waterbuck, puku, lechwe, impala and baboons.

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Okavango Delta - 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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Some useful information and some quirky facts for you before you travel....

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- The world's largest inland delta covers an area of more than 15,000 square kms - a little smaller than Israel or half the size of Switzerland.

- The crystal-clear water is so pure that you can drink it. - There is two distinct seasons: a cool, dry winter from May to September and a hot, wet summer from October to April.

- Traditional Mokoro‘s are made from a hollowed out sausage tree. Today, because of the need to protect the trees, you may find yourself in the modern equivalent - a fibreglass canoe.

- Mokoro’s are ‘poled’ through the Delta – like a punt. It is harder than it looks.

- 70% of the estimated 150,000 islands in the Delta began life as a termite mound.

- 11 cubic kilometres of water arrive each year into the Delta from Angola.

- Hippos act as the Delta's channel builders, and through their dung, fertilizer.

- The dry season sees up to 260,000 large mammals concentrated in and around the Delta.

- The Okavango Delta is teaming with bird life and is home to the rare Fish Eagle and the huge, extremely rare, Pel's Fishing Owl, (the world's only fish-eating owl).

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