Africa - August 20, 2012

Another early start as we began the drive to Maun. The landscape didn't change much except for the beautiful crossings over the Boteti and Thamalaker Rivers.* Ostrich and elephant were spotted along the way. Stopped in Mokopipi for snacks; otherwise, it was an uneventful trip spent napping on the truck. Once in Maun**, we exchanged dollars for Botswana pula, grabbed a quick bite, then off to the grocery to buy supplies for the Okavango Delta.

Our guide, Gerrit, as we tank up near a huge salt flat.
Brad's footnotes: 
One downside to a trip like this is it covers a lot of ground in a short time. So there were some 4:30 a.m. wake-up knocks on the tent, followed by a lot of Kalahari Desert views from a jostly bus. On the plus side, we got to see a ton of southern Africa in just a week. We also saw the country's largest platinum mine and a cool salt flat.
** Proud to call itself Donkey Capitol of the World!

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