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CROSSING THE BORDER (PART IV) – FOOD

 

 

 

 

This is always a tricky topic as it is mostly country-specific.   Botswana with its in-country vet fences is a classic example which affect the movement of raw meat and pork.

  • We never take all our food from home as this just adds weight to your vehicle which increases fuel consumption and with Shoprite branches in the major cities in Africa you will find most of the food stuff needs – some at a price, but you will find it.   Weigh up the pro’s and cons and decide where you find your balance!
  • Be realistic when planning your food. Everything is not always as fresh as back home  or as readily available especially when planning some or other exotic dish for dinner.  Remember that you are doing this trip to experience Africa.  Sometimes you have to think out of the box to create a wholesome dish in the bush.

  • Before you get nervous and fret, you do get very good meat, especially in Botswana. If Lady Luck is on your side you will find a mutton choppie at Beef Boys in Maun (Tel:  00 267 721 36 006).  You can even place an order beforehand over the phone and arrange for a pickup time and date.
  • As you drive through Maun and Kasane in the North of Botswana you will spot some well-known names like Woolworths and Spar, but my all time favourite place to shop is Delta Meat Deli at the iconic Rileys Garage in Maun where you can even get some koeksisters and melktert.  To top it all Delta Meat Deli also has a Facebook page where you can contact them.

  • Make an effort and follow Facebook groups such as Moz Info and Mozambique for All where you will find up to date information/comments on various aspects and you can also ask questions to fellow members in these groups.

The more you travel in Africa the more gems you will find ……. BON VOYAGE, ENJOY THE TRIP!

“The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.”   —–   David Eddings

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