Botswana

In late April to early May 2012, we traveled to Botswana for 12 days’ safari in the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta. We saw very different landscapes from previous safaris and many animals we had never seen before, like Honey Badgers. Of course we saw “old-standbys” like lions, leopards, elephants, warthogs, etc. Botswana is one of the more peaceful, developed countries they had visited in Africa. Our guides, lodgings and food were the best we’d experienced.

Botswana: Big Five & Other Celebrity Animals

Botswana: Big Five & Other Celebrity Animals

The "Big Five" are the African animals that are reputedly the most dangerously unpredictable: Cape Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Lions and Leopards.  However, Hippos--which are grass-eaters--kill more people annually than the Big Five combined.  They are huge, very...

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Botswana: Birds Galore

Botswana: Birds Galore

Maybe the U.S. has as many different varieties of birds as Africa does but the ones typically in urban, suburban and even typical rural areas don’t seem nearly as colorful and diverse as the birds in Africa.  Botswana alone has over 600 species.  Below is just some of...

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April 26 to May 8, 2012 Botswana Experience

It is always challenging to coordinate two people flying from different places to then fly to a third, but imagine doing that in Africa! After a week of visiting and working in Nairobi with friends and colleagues from the TechnoServe Kenya office, Wendy flew to...

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