Monthly Archives: June 2015

Botswana Part IV – Drotsky’s Cabins

TSODILO HILLS

Rising to 400 m above the bush-covered undulations of the western Kalahari, the Tsodilo Hills consist of four hills, roughly in a line, with names from San folklore: the Male Hill, the Female Hill, the Child Hill and a smaller unnamed kopje. Continue reading

Botswana Part III –Mapungubwe, Francistown, Nxai Pans, Baines Baobabs, Maun

Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park lies to the north of the Nata–Maun road at the northern fringe of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi basin. It is contiguous with Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, to the south of this same road. Continue reading

South Africa Again – Kruger Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 485 square kilometres (7 523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Continue reading

Botswana Part II – Moremi Game Reserve and back to South Africa

 

Okavango Delta and Moremi

History

In his Travels and Researches in South Africa, David Livingstone recounts what he was told by the local people near Lake Ngami in 1849 about the origin of a river there:

While ascending in this way the beautifully-wooded river, we came to a large stream flowing into it. Continue reading

Botswana Part I – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Note: For the next few blogs, there won’t be any photos, as my laptop screen met with an unidentified flying object. Unidentified as in I couldn’t find the stone again to throw it back at Hugo. Continue reading