Posts Tagged With: Botswana

SOUVENIRS Sorry, no more Elephant Poo-Poo!

… because, they say, shit is also part of an endangered animal ,,, FOR YEARS I BROUGHT THE POO-POO HOME FROM AFRICA, a surprising souvenir, enclosed in small acrylic hemisphhere, engraved on the bottom: „Genuine Elephant Poo-Poo“. A pinch only, not more than 5 grams, looking like dirty straw. Such a shit-dome did cost, in … Continue reading »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

The strange monetary rules in some countries … I’VE JUST BEEN TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, with a pocket full of US-Dollars (well, as much as I could afford). But I wasn’t able to use all of them, in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa they would not accept all the banknotes I offered. As readers of my … Continue reading »

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RIP Chapman’s Baobab Is No More …

Aficionados all over the world mourn the loss of a giant! HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN, BLOODY HELL? How could this monument of a tree, with a circum- ference of 25 meters and being many centuries old, just crash down? But it happened – on Thurs- day, 7th of January 2o16 (Andreas Bender, „The last Master … Continue reading »

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GREETINGS Six Pictures From Havana (Kuba)

No news, no hints, just a nice email from my friend Andreas … THEY CALL THIS AMAZING GERMAN-SWISS, quite justly, „The Last Master of the Lost Art of Travel“, and I guess, Andreas Bender has travelled a minimum of 60 or 70 countries in 2015 alone (some, fortunately, together with me). Yesterday I got an … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS A Story Of Glory … (No. 51)

Amazing what elephant bulls can do with their penis!Sorry, I had no idea! Being a male, I thought that all males – on two, four, six, eight or no legs – use their penisses in the same way. That’s not true with elephants. I couldn’t believe my eyes when a bull in the Moremi National … Continue reading »

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TREES A Story Of Glory … (No. 51)

I want to tell you about the mysterious „Baines’ Baobabs“The world got to know about them, when the Britisch painter Thomas Baines (1820-1875) came home from an Africa trip and presented his painting of the 7 trees, called then „The Sleeping Sisters“, standing in the Kalahari Desert, right in the middle of Bechuanaland, now Botswana. … Continue reading »

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RIVERS Lost & Found … (No. 70)

What happened with the Savuti River is a Miracle of Mother NatureYou must have seen the Savuti River still flowing in Botswana back in the early 1980s, just as I did, when it connected the Linyanti River with the interior of the Chobe Park, finally ending at the Savuti Marsh. Skeletons of the trees that … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS A Story of Glory … (No. 40)

Hallelujah, the elephants are back in Angola!!! Andreas Bender, my admired friend, the Last Master of the Art of Travel, send me a message from Gaborone (Botswana). With wonderful news, I like to share with you all: „During the five weeks I’ve spent in the Okavango Delta, guiding mobile safaris, I have met my friend … Continue reading »

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HOTELS The Nice Advice … (No. 67)

There is a place in Africa, you won’t forget! Like Liz & DickIt happened in Botswana. I got Bungalow # 41 of the „Chobe Game Lodge“, one of two with a private pool, I soaked in the pee-warm water, staring over the border into Namibia – and had no idea. But the boy came, served … Continue reading »

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PRISON If You Ever Come to … Kasane (No. 53)

… look at the tree they used as a prison for centuries! Kasane lies in the northeast corner of Botswana. A small town, bustling with business going to Zimbabwe via Kazungula, coming from Namibia over the river and from Katimo Mulilo,or the other way round. Kasane is also the entrance to the Chobe National Park, … Continue reading »

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