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CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (CKGR)

We were camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) in the central of Botswana.  As it was our first visit to CKGR and I did not know what to expect at all – barren flat open areas with sparse vegetation – that is what I had in mind.   How pleasantly surprised I was!  The Kalahari was not green, but the yellow grass was waving in the wind and trees dappled the hills. After filling up at the Shell in Rakops (only three pumps for different types of fuel – luckily we could fill up before they ran dry a couple of days later) we set off on the sandy road leading to Matswere gate.  After driving about 500 meters we decided to deflate the tyres to enhance a more comfortable and easy ride on the corrugation with the fully laden bakkie. As you have to be self sufficient in… Read more >

BETOWERENDE BOTSWANA

Ons kom Botswana binne by Ramatlabama Hek (06:00-22:00) en kies  koers in die rigting van Gaborone en dan oor Serowe na Khama Rhino Sanctuary waar die Botswana regering ‘n teëlprogram het vir swart renosters.    Hier by Khama Rhino Sanctuary kwetter die  voëls  in die bome en die bokke kom loop sommer mak hier om jou staanplek rond in die aand terwyl kos aan mekaar geslaan word en die son rooi sak in die Weste. Gepantser teen die koue en met groot opgewondenheid neem ons my 76-jarige ma, wat nog nooit op ‘n aand  game drive was nie, uit in die veld!  Wat ‘n belewenis was dit nie vir haar.  Absoluut die moeite werd om die rit aan te pak en ouma bo-op die wildkyk voertuig te kry. En soos wat dinge nou maar is, is die geluk nie aan ons kant nie, want as gevolg van ‘n wildtelling aksie wat… Read more >

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