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Saturday, March 13, 1999
Matlapaneng (Maun) to Maun, Botswana
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Maun, Botswana:
Latitude: 19° 58' 45" South
Longitude: 23° 25' 30" East
Altitude: 3055 feet
From Seattle: 11057 miles
Lodging: Camp - The Power Station

Today's Travel:
Country: Botswana
Region: Ngamiland
Path:Matlapaneng (Maun) - Maun, Botswana
Linear:7 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 702
Linear Dist: 139083
Countries Visited: 51
Regions Visited: 197
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 91
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2687

Journal Entry:
After last nights late bed time this morning came way to early! The heat made it impossible to sleep past eight. Bumble around breaking camp and waiting for everyone to get going. Went into Maun to arrange our reservations for the Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta) and Chobe National Park. We decided on three nights in Moremi, two at Xakanax (as far in as can be driven), and one at Khwai (near the entrance to the park). We ended up not booking anything in Chobe - we'll spend a full day driving the length of the park along the Magwikwe Sand Ridge and camp in a private lodge on the north edge.

With our goals for the day accomplished we went exploring Maun. We ended up at The Power Station - a weird camp / restaurant / arts center that is built in the ruins of the old power station. It's decorated with welded junk statues and is an overlander's paradise - bar, nightclub, and even a movie theater! Watched the newer "Dr. Doolittle" then spent the evening hanging out.

Diner was "Mexican". Whiles it was not anything to remark apon in San Diego, it was awesome for southern Africa! The chicken mole was more than acceptable - although obviously it didn't have all the chilies necesary. Margaret and Craig went to see another movie. Dean and I just hung out at the bar. In bed by the semi-reasonable time of 1230.

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

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