Language English and Satswana are the official languages.
Currency Pula (BWP USD 1 = BWP 7.00)
Fuel cost per ltr. BWP 7.80
Victor and the whole of the Kasane Customs Team Zambezi River Botswana. Everything comes to a grinding halt while Victor becomes the main attraction.
Our crossing from Kazungula Zambia into Botswana was very easy no problems with the $ 30.00 ferry ride across the Zambezi River.
We had counted on filling up our fuel tanks in Botswana the fuel being cheaper than Zambia but the only problem for us ….there was no fuel in this region of Botswana. Fortunately for us we were able to pull into a truck stop and arrange a driver to sell us some fuel. This proved to be the only option for us as the fuel station at Pandamatenga would only sell a 200ltr drum of diesel. Our friendly truck driver would only transfer the fuel from his diesel tanks 30 klms further up the road …mmmmh…all seemed a little iffy but we had no choice, it would be touch and go to try and make it to Nata.
Our friendly truck driver finished his pap and meat for lunch, while we waited for his sign for us to follow him. Sure enough the old truck pulled alongside Victor and we were told to follow behind for 30 klms. Victor and crew nod their heads leaving Pandamatenga behind watching our fuel guage completely disappear off the dial. All went to plan our clandestine meeting with our friendly truck drive took place exactly 30klm from Pandamatenga a small pull off. We paid $20.00 for 16 lts and we were happy not to be stranded 180 klms from Nata. Our 16ltrs of fuel on board we set of for Nata thanking our friendly truck drive.
I asked if it was his truck….no he replies I work for a boss….mmmh we thought after I think we just purchased some stolen fuel!!!!
Mowana camp not far from Nata Botswana.
A very well laid out community camp with nobody around, clean and great showers, most other tourist/overlanders found at Nata Lodge a more expensive option.
Victor parks up for some maintenance heading towards Makgadikgadi Pans Botswana
Somewhere near Tshwangong …maybe …we are lost… Makgadikgadi Pans Botswana.
Lost but we are still talking……somewhere in the Makgadikgadi Pans Botswana. Beautiful falling stars the third night in a row.
W/P 825 South 20’ 51.332 East 025’ 48.014 altitude 899mtrs
Kubu island Makgadikgadi Pans Botswana
Ancient Baobabs Kubu Island Botswana
Kubu Island Botswana
A dear friends John and Caroline Keatley from Northern Island reckon we have been on Kubu Island too long as we have a bloody great tree growing out of our bonnet/hood.
Victor and Crew heading South across the Makgadikgadi Pans to Mmatshumo Botswana