2012 Africa

Botswana Revisited Part 2

IMG_7208After Maun we visit Lake Ngami again. Some of us takes a boat trip while I takes a stroll through the village instead. Our next stop, or part of the adventure depending on how you would like to view it is the Kalahari. I always thought it was some kind of desert with a lot of sand and stone. Well, I was right about the sand, but there were bushes and trees everywhere. It looked more like the savannah than anything else.

Going through the Kalahari took some time. Even though we only was supposed to travel like 250 kilometers it took us a couple of days. Somewhere along the road after the tar roads had ended we stopped to fix a puncture (which turned out to be 4 in the same tire) we met a funny man who we invited for lunch. He told us about his cattle and that he had been in the army and that he disliked the Chinese for some reason we didn’t get. We also saw some animals but not as many as we’ve seen before. I guess more animals would see us than we see them. It’s easy for them to hide in the high grass.

In the outskirts of the Kalahari we enter the Mabuasehube Kalahari Transfrontier Park. We see mostly gazelles/antiloops and oryxes and then some lion tracks but we never get to see the lions this time. Unlucky for us. But it was still a very pleasant trip trough the park. Another bush camp lost in the memories, another story to tell another day. The morning after we continue towards the South African border. Suddenly the lead car shouts over the radio: Lions crossing the road!!!

We get off the road and start looking for the lions but they are long since gone. We only had that glimpse of the lions when they crossed the road. That was the first time we saw lions outside a national park by the way.

Then we starting to get closer to the civilization again. Some donkeys, some cows, a carriage dragged by two donkeys, some people, a car, some more cars, houses, a village, a small town and then the border to South Africa.

Gallery updated with pictures from Botswana!

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