Botswana
Maun

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  • Day13

    Maun Day 14

    April 20, 2017 in Botswana

    The Sedie students, their Headmistress and another staff member, had all stayed in tents for the night and we gathered together as a group at breakfast. From there we moved into Maun in two vehicles and the first activity of the day to catch-up with our primary students of yesterday at Mathiba. More activities followed, with Oxley College 'teaching' smaller groups and a lot of fun occurred and it was sad in the end - and somewhat poignant as the kids sang a farewell to us - to leave for the secondary school later in the morning.

    After a wait at Sedie School, the group departed for a visit to a local farm, some 18 kms from Maun. Crops included maize and water melons, with cattle and sheep in evidence.

    Returning to school for lunch, we ate the packed lunch that had been provided by Sitatunga Camp. After lunch we practised for the 'concert' and also tackled some problems set in an Ethics task set by Mr Parker.

    By 3.30 enough of a crowd of Sedie staff and parents had gathered for a presentation to take place. Both groups of students sang songs - the entire Oxley party sang 'Waltzing Matilda' - and the Oxley students introduced theatre sports to Botswana, with James Rapp producing an outstanding skit. After a rendition of 'We are the world' by all those involved in the exchange the 'concert' ended with a thoughtful 'thank you' speech by Tom Lloyd and a prayer.

    Back to Sitatunga Camp by early evening where we moved into cabins for our final night. Much talk at dinner with tiredness catching up with everyone.
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  • Day12

    Mathiba School + Day 13

    April 19, 2017 in Botswana

    Today was our introduction to primary education as we visited Mathiba Memorial Primary School, a feeder school to nearby Sedie School. We were welcomed by 60 little kids all excited about the arrival of the 'Australians'. After introductions, we broke up into groups of about 12 Mathiba kids to two Oxley students who taught them new skills of speaking in English, colouring in, theatre games, etc.

    We rotated through the morning and finished a midday at which time we walked around to Sedie School where we joined the Sedie School students for lunch.

    After lunch we visited the nearby HIV/AIDS clinic for a talk given by the nurse who explained how the Botswanan Government had introduced programmes to prevent the spread of AIDS and educate the local people.

    From the clinic we bused into the town centre and wandered around for a while (generally in and out of fast food joints!) before we returned to our campsite at Sitatunga late in the afternoon.

    Once we all returned to the camp, plus 10 Sedie students who came to spend the night with us, we were lucky to be the audience for a talk given Mike Fitt of Wilderness Safaris about the reintroduction of rhinos into the Okavango, and the progress that the program was making. It was fascinating for both Australian and Botswanan students and appreciated by all. It was very generous of Mike to give up his time to talk to us.

    After dinner the rest of the evening was taken up with practising for tomorrow's 'concert', whether it is song, dance or theatre sports. We were joined by Senatla, the Headmistress of Sedie School, as well as one of their staff. A busy day for all!!
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  • Day11

    Sedie School, Maun Day 12

    April 18, 2017 in Botswana

    After a late breakfast this morning we were picked up by Sei Letsapa in his minibus and driven the 13 kms into Sedie School. Once there we were invited into their staffroom where there was a gathering of local dignitaries to welcome us, including the local education office rep, chairwoman of the school council, many others, the Heads of both the secondary school and Mathiba Primary School, some of the school staff (not bad since they are on holiday), and all the Sedie hosting students. An impressive array listened to many speeches of welcome.
    After the welcome we were shown around the school from the computer room, to the agricultural beds that each Form 3 has to tend as part of their education.
    After familiarising ourselves we settled into a pattern of activities with sessions being organised by a Sedie science teacher, a Botswana history talk, an Australian history talk by Peter Craig, an ethics session (Michael Parker) and a music session to choose some songs for our final concert.
    Late lunch under the tgotla (the meeting tree) and then we dispersed to be hosted for afternoon tea by four of the Sedie families in their own homes. We found this experience most rewarding.
    We arrived back at Sitatunga well after dark for dinner after which we practised for our concert. It had been a busy day - but a good one
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  • Day3

    Dag 3 - Maun

    March 21, 2017 in Botswana

    Vir meeste toerlede is vandag 'n groot dag: dis tyd vir 'n vlug oor die Okavango-delta! Ander vat dit rustig by Drifters Camp, of gaan doen inkopies in Maun. Teen laatmiddag is almal weer teen die Boteti vir sonsondergang: ons skiet die wilde waks uit hom uit. Aandete was gebraaide hoender, wortelslaai en broccoli met kaassous - en melktert vir poeding. Die kamp is nou stil, en so drie kameeldorings weg hoor ons witkoluiltjies...Read more

  • Day8

    Maun / Okavango Delta

    September 19, 2015 in Botswana

    Das Maun Rest Camp hatten wir schon vor einem halben Jahr gebucht - und waren zwei Nächte lang die einzigen Gäste.
    Nach einigem Hin und Her kam unser Boattrip zum Glück dann doch noch zustande! Die Flussfahrt dauerte fast 6h und wäre auch ohne Tiere super gewesen! Wir sahen extrem viele afrikanische Fischadler; gigantische und wunderschöne Vögel! Und wiederum sehr viele Elefanten im und am Wasser. Es ist um die 35 Grad warm und die Tiere kühlen sich ständig mit Wasser ab oder verstecken sich im Schatten.
    Stuwi entdeckte zudem einen alten Autopneu, der sich Sekunden später als Krokodil entpuppte.

    Hier in Maun mussten wir nun endlich einiges reparieren. Bereits in Sambia bemerkten wir, dass unser Kühlschrank nur noch über die Steckdose lief, also war entweder das Kabel oder die Batterie kaputt. Es war das Kabel. Ein überaus netter und tüchtiger Botswaner tat alles daran, uns den Kühlschrank wieder zum laufen zu bringen!
    Mit Schrecken stellten wir zudem fest, das alles, was wir im Kühlschrank hatten, bei unserem Selfdrive zu Bruch gegangen war! Toll, wenn alles in eineinhalb Liter Cola schwimmt, inkl. zerbrochenem Glas des Senf und der Mayonnaise, da wir partout keine Plastiktuben fanden..! Und gemixt mit Fleisch, Red Bull und Schokolade riecht alles zusammen nach Unaussprechlichem! :-P
    Auch hatte sich eine Schraube unserer Leiter, die uns den Gang hoch ins Zelt ermöglich, fieserweise verabschiedet. Diese mussten wir ebenfalls ersetzen.
    Und zu guter Letzt verliert ein Rad mehr Luft als uns lieb ist - dem gehen wir morgen auf den Grund...
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  • Day23

    Maun

    May 29, 2017 in Botswana

    Out of the Kalahari! What an amazing, remote place. If you want to experience camping in Africa and feel like you are completely alone, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by amazing scenery and wildlife, this is the place to come.
    Now in Maun for the night to re-stock food and fuel, clean up (so much sand with so little water...) and do a little maintenance on the 4x4. We also hope to get some online stuff done. We may have to upload pictures and videos for posts at different times than when we write the post depending on internet connections - bear with us!
    The other thing we're doing is thinning out some of our stuff since going from living in 1100 square feet to <100 (5 seats plus a large back area and rooftop tent) is proving challenging. Every bit of space matters and figuring out how to pack so you don't have to unpack everything every time you camp is critical. I think we've got it! We'll send some pics in the next post if we are pleased with the result...

    We head off to Moremi park in the morning for 11 days -- it's in the amazing Okavango Delta and an incredible place. We'll be camping on a river and the driving will become much more challenging as the sand is very thick and the water crossing potentially very deep.
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  • Day10

    es geht weiter

    October 6, 2017 in Botswana

    Mit noch kleinerem Gepäck fahren wir ab morgen ins Okawango Delta, danach in die Nationalparks Chobe und Savuti mit dem Ziel Viktoriafälle in Sambia. Wir werden wahrscheinlich bis zur Ankunft bei den Viktoriafällen am 18. Oktober keine Gelegenheit zur Kontaktaufnahme mit der Außenwelt haben.

  • Day10

    Airport

    October 6, 2017 in Botswana

    Unser Rundflug über das Okawango Delta

You might also know this place by the following names:

Maun, Горад Маўн, Μαούν, ماون، بوتسوانا, מאון, MUB, マウン, 마운, Maunas, Маун, 馬翁

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