Tuesday, 4 June 2013

How to track a Lion


Monday, 3 June 2013

The Best fresh meat in Maun

Botswana Beef is some of the most delicious on this continent if not the best.
And so when you drive into maun make sure you don't leave with tasting it.
so here is a brief rundown on where you can buy a good steak in maun.

On top of the list:

1 BEEF BOYS.
as their name suggests this is deli that knows what they doing and you can get any cut of beef here and if they don't have it they can get it.
Price wise: expect to pay a bit more per kg however there quality makes it worth it!
You can find their shop just past markas fuel station on the opposite side of the road.

2 MAUN MEAT DELI
The best biltong you will find in maun and the most beautiful chicken kebabs wrapped in bacon, a nice friendly shop.
Price wise: fair
You can find their shop at the Rileys Garage complex.

3 SPAR x 2 AND SHOPRITE
both the spars and shoprite have good beef.
spar has a really good block man and so you can get some great cuts.
shoprite has good clean meat but sadly they are not consistent some days you will find some nice cuts other days you will just find packs of mince meat.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wintering in Maun

June, the start of winter here in Maun Botswana and we dig out our winter clothes and drink endless cups of coffee:-) however altho winter is here the vast majority  of the trees still have green leaves however the grass is pretty much gone having died, been eaten by animals or just plain blown away. in August/September the trees will lose their leaves and it will get really windy and hazy and we can look forward to those hazy washed out sunsets.Another aspect of winter here in the delta are the bushfires, large fires are already burning their way through the beautiful swamp lands of the okavango leaving bare black scars across the landscape. Most of these fires are started by sustanices hunters, who hunt on the animals that return a few weeks after the fires have burnt out to graze on the fresh tender shoots that sprout as a result of the burning.
so if you visiting soon well enjoy your stay and dress warm!  

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Hiking Boots for Africa

Hi-Tec Men's Altitude IV Hiking Boot


I really love these boot they are extremely tough yet at the same time both lite weight and comfortable a pair of boots that are made to cover ground.
Boasting waterproof, seam-sealed construction for unparalleled durability, the Altitude from Hi-Tec really goes the distance. This rugged and stylish hiking boot has a softly padded leather collar, fully gusseted leather tongue, and rustproof brass hardware. It also has a board last with a steel shank for added rigidity, a lightweight compression-molded EVA mid sole for superior comfort, and a carbon rubber hiking outsole for traction. There's even a Comfort-Tec contoured sock liner to help support feet mile after mile. our second pair of boots are the ultimate Africa Boots the Caterpiller mens 2cnd shift boots Check them out. in fact they are my current boots, they may not be as lite as the hi-tec s but they way meaner. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Kubu Island Botswana


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There are few destinations that are as way off the beating track as Kubu Island. Way out on the brink of the vast Makgadadikgadi salt Pans there lies this mysterious granite Island full of giant boulders and ancient weirdly twisted gnarled Baobab trees and the traces of a civilization of people that have long since vanished. Kubu Island is truly an island in the middle of nowhere. As the vast pans that surround it on just about all points of the compass stretch way out, as far as the eye can see and way beyond the limits of the horizons. If you love photography this is of course a must visit place. And then because the pans are so flat the sunsets and sunrises are absolutely out of this world.
However here are just a few points to remember when traveling out to Kubu Island
1 There is nothing out there which means you will need water, food, petrol, and any thing else you may need.
2 Kubu island is a community trust so you will have to book if you are going to camp.
3 The toilets, Rest rooms or whatever you call them are not great at Kubu in fact there is just one smelly hot orange porterloo per camp site.  There are no showers as there is no water. So you will need more water for that.  
4 Although Kubu Island is an amazing place photographically and you can even find bits of broken earth pots and little beads that were left there by the lost civilizations of who knows who. It’s also not very big and there is lots of nothingness out there. So don’t plan on staying there for more then three days unless you like nothingness.


Monday, 31 December 2012

Where is Mozambique?



Q- Where Is Mozambique?

A- Mozambique is a country on the east coast of Africa (That is The indian Ocean) with South Africa and Swaziland on it southern side and Malawi up on is northern side. and as you can see on the Map below Madagascar is just across the Mozambique Channel. 


The people 

The people of Mozambique are very hard working and industrious yet sadly very poor as there country went through a terrible civil war however the country is recovering.

The Food

 The food like the language is portuguese. With a lot of sea food  cashew nuts and coconuts and plenty of tropical fruits. 
    

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Good books

Well hello people today i am going to share with you two Great Books that make easy reading.
the first Book is The flame trees of Thika and the second book is the sequel The mottled lizard 

It all starts in an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the hard way—the world of the African. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life.