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:

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.

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.

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, 15 January 2013

Kubu Island Botswana

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

Sunsets in Africa

One of the most beautiful things I would say about traveling in Africa and more particularly in Botswana are the awesome Sunsets. And Because Botswana is so flat; sunsets seem all the larger and then adding to that fact is that most of Botswana seems to be suffering through perpetual dust storms which means you will often get these stunning almost Blood red skies come sunset time. And if you would like to get that classic photo of some elephants ambling across the African Plains there is no better place to go then the Chobe River

Thursday, 27 December 2012

How to Survive a Lion Attack

Well i am sure, that most people will not be attacked, by lions or a lion.However if you are visiting Africa and are going to be out and about in the wilds you may as well have some idea of what to do in such a situation.
one thing we can be sure of is that if you are attacked it is very doubtful that you will have the calmness or the time to remember the seven or what ever it is steps to surviving a Lion Attack.
so for that reason alone we cut it down to three.

STEP 1      DO NOT RUN Lions like dogs and other predators chase things that run.


STEP 2      Retreat SLOWLY by walking backwards 

STEP 3     Maintain Eye Contact

STEP 4    only if Lion Follows You. Clap hands and shout make lots of noise while continuing to follow the above Steps.

Hope you never have to try the above and if you do Well i Do Hope that You Survive.