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Ghanzi

History:

"The village is located at the northern rim of the Kalahari(desert) and is the starting point of a 500-mile- (800-km-) long cattle trek—one of the longest such routes remaining active in the world; cattle are driven on horseback or by truck across the Kalahari southeastward to slaughterhouses at Lobatse."

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Gain More Background About the Country

History:

"Botswana achieved independence from Britain on September 30th, 1966. In the 50 years since, it has become one of Africa’s success stories, though that success has also involved a half century of contradictions and difficulties."

Botswana History Timeline

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"Botswana is believed to have the biggest population of elephants in Africa. The Chobe region alone is estimated to have a population of up to 50,000 elephants. In 2012, Botswana’s total population of elephants was estimated at 154,000."

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Customs and Culture:

"Sorghum or corn meal porridge is the staple of most Botswana meals. People wake in the morning to a thinner version of the porridge, sometimes enriched with soured milk and/or sugar, and tea. A thicker version of the porridge, known as bogobe, anchors the substantial midday meal, accompanied by a stew of meat and/or cabbage, spinach (or wild greens), or beans. People also use rice, but it is considered more expensive and associated with Europeans. Meats include chicken, goat, sheep, cattle, fish, a caterpillar known as phane and various wild game. Village evening meals may include leftovers from midday, but for many people is often just tea and buttered bread."

Maun

History:

"The traditional capital of the Tswanapeople, Maun is the centre of the safari and game industry for the Okavango delta region and the Moremi Game Reserve." 

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Kasane

History:

"Kasane lies in a riverine woodland at the meeting point of four countries – Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe – and the confluence of two major rivers, the Chobe and the Zambezi. It’s also the northern gateway to Chobe National Park, and the jumping-off point for excursions to Victoria Falls. Although it’s nowhere near as large or developed as Maun, there’s certainly no shortage of lodges and safari companies, as well as petrol stations and supermarkets for those heading out into the wilds." 

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  Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security  

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria

Visas: Not required for US citizens for a stay up to 90 days

What to Pack"1  x Fleece beanie (can be traded for a buff) – The breeze generated by a safari vehicle can be chilly, particular on the ears."

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Currency: Pula Exchange Rate

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15 Things To Do In Maun

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GAdventure Tour Day #15 & #16 - Maun and Okavango Delta, Botswana

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15 fun things to do in Kasane

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GAdventure Tour Day #17 & #18 - Gweta and Kasane, Botswana

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