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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars

 

Botswana - 17 April, 2001

 

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Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Sepopa Night Stop S1844.789' E02211.823' 975 m
Ghanzi
Finish Dqe Qare Game Farm (near Ghanzi) S2141.215' E02152.534' 1,113 m 552 km

Total:

35,570 km

14,750 km

 

Weather: Partly cloudy, sunny and very hot.  Cold at night.

 

 

Daily Journal Entry:

Today is mainly a driving day.  We head from Sepopa all the way across Botswana to Ghanzi.  It is a long drive on the road that skits the Kalahari Desert.  It is once again great to be back in the desert and we enjoy watching the scenery go by.

 

After stopping for a short time in Ghanzi, we head out to the Dqe Qare Game Farm (do not ask us to pronounce the name of the farm - it involves a clicking sound that we just could not get).  It is a long drive in on a dirt road and at one point we think we might get stuck, but Christie is able to get us through it.  Jim drove like a mad man.

 

At the campsite we set up and then take it easy.  As Lars is not feeling well, he goes and takes a nap in the tent.  After dinner, the local bushmen come to our campsite to tell us something about themselves.  They are dressed in their traditional costume and they dance around the fire and tell stories.  It is quite interesting (Lars just heard the sounds from the tent).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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