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Thursday, March 18, 1999
Savute to Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana:
Latitude: 17° 48' 21" South
Longitude: 25° 8' 44" East
Altitude: 3657 feet
From Seattle: 11036 miles
Lodging: Camp - Chobe Safari Lodge

Today's Travel:
Country: Botswana
Region: Ngamiland
Route: Roads: Dirt Tracks, B8
Path:Savute - Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Linear:92 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Partial Sun / Rain

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Evening clouds Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 707
Linear Dist: 139318
Countries Visited: 51
Regions Visited: 197
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 96
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2696

Journal Entry:
Our plan to get an early start failed - as usual. By the time everyone was packed and showered (Margaret and Craig got visited by an elephant while in the shower - so much for my nothing scary in the camp theory) it was after ten. Drive wasn't too exciting - which is good since the roads were very bad. Got to Kasane and checked into the Chobe Safari Lodge - a luxury resort, but unfortunately we're camping - around two.

The plan had been to hire a boat and driver for an evening cruise tonight, then do an early morning game drive tomorrow and then head to Victoria Falls tomorrow afternoon. Well unfortunately the boats were fully booked for tonight so we've decided to stay and do the boat cruise tomorrow. The fact that the patio above the Chobe river is beautiful and has the first cold beverages we've seen in five days probably helped our decision. We booked a game drive for very early tomorrow morning, and made reservations for a boat tomorrow evening. The rest of the day was spent sitting on the patio drinking cold (!) beers. We did have to move from our beautiful river side camp site because the crocodiles also like it.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Botswana
CIA World Fact Book: Botswana

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