Kalahari, Botswana


Sunset in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana — December 13, 1998


Kalahari in motion, Botswana — December 14, 1998


Sunset in the Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998


Sunset in the Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998


Sunset in the Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998


Sunset in the Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998


Insect Storm at BP, Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998

We encountered this insect storm after brief yet heavy rains during our drive east across the Kalahari desert. Every tan dot in this photo is an insect, and there must have been a million of them. It was nearly impossible to walk without crushing a life. However one had to be careful not to lose their life as well because mixed in with the harmless six-legged bunch were an array of scorpions and spiders.


Including one moth, the Kalahari, Botswana — December 13, 1998


One of my favorite borders crossings, Ramatlabama, Botswana — December 15, 1998


Houses in the Kalahari, Botswana — December 15, 1998

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Botswana 1998 Journal

Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique