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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Botswana' (10)

Safari checklist for family travellers

The summer holidays are approaching and proof that there is more than one way to safari, Acacia Africa have three very different experiences on offer. Small group trips, upscale lodges and glamping options,…


Added by Sam Ward on July 14, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Trading Insults with an Angry Lion

EcoTraining wilderness camp, Mashatu, Botswana, Thursday 12 January 2012, is a day that will be etched upon my memory forever. I ran out of toothpaste.

Not life changing in itself, I agree, but it was the first in a series of interesting events that day which included having lasagne for supper (my…


Added by Corne Schalkwyk on March 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

World Rhino Day 2013

World Rhino Day is just around the corner, a global raft of activities planned for 22 September - their aim to generate greater awareness of the mammals plight.


Susie Offord, Deputy Director of Save The Rhino International, comments…


Added by Sam Ward on September 10, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

What Southern Africa Meant to Me

Never have I traveled to a place so unprepared.

I barely touched any guidebooks. Nor did I look up information online. Few of my friends had ever been to South Africa, and none that I knew of had been to Botswana. I'd been traveling long enough to not trust the media, or unverified word of mouth.

What little I knew came indirectly. Last summer, in Indonesia, at the sparse, overpriced bookstores, I found several cheap copies of Nelson Mandela's biography,…


Added by Nithin C on August 9, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Boot of Botswana

One of the most attractive countries in Africa:


Botswana is an African success story. After achieving democratic rule in 1966, three of the world’s richest diamond-bearing formations were discovered within its borders. Today, the country enjoys a high standard of economic stability, education and health care, which, with the exception of …


Added by Dneprovoy Alexey on September 27, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Something about Botswana

Did you know- Present-day Botswana - former Bechuanaland-was a protectorate under the United Kingdom from 1886 to 1966, when it became an independent nation within the Commonwealth. In the subsequent decades, inspired by Great Britain and the United States of America, Botswana became a democratic society, making it Africa's best democracy. Since the 1970s, it is home to some of the world's…


Added by Dneprovoy Alexey on August 18, 2011 at 3:36am — No Comments

Wildlife Holidays in Africa


If you are longing on to experience the real safari experiences in wildlife safari, Tanzania is your destination. You will never such a spectacular sight on the planet. Where else will you find zebras and wildebeests roaming freely around you? You will also enjoy watching daring cheetahs springing from cover to welcome you on this beautiful land. In addition, the roaring of lions can be heard loud on your visit to the Serengeti or Ngorongoro…


Added by Lonely Planet on May 5, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Africa Safaris 101: The Game's Afoot

by Julian Harrison

Swahili for “journey,” the word “safari” originated when Arab slave and ivory traders ventured through wild country where the tribes were least sophisticated and most dangerous — and where the elephants and other trophy animals dwelled. Today, safaris in Africa are among the world's most popular and venerable forms of adventure travel and… Continue

Added by Tripatini on November 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Expansion into Botswana

EcoTraining expanded its Africa operations into Botswana. The New Training and tourism camp will be located in the land of Giants in the Tuli reserve in Botswana.…


Added by Corne Schalkwyk on November 5, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

One Thing You Can't Do When You Depend On Tourism

Look in the direction where the money is coming from!

Price hikes of safaris

Last month it was announced that the VAT in…


Added by Johan Knols on March 3, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments



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