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Gaborone, Botswana

Escaping the capital

sunny 90 °F

We spent a few days with Vermz in Gaborone prior to his epic 60-hour journey back to SF and then headed out to a backpackers near the Mokolodi Reserve for some R&R. Gaborone was fun, they have a great minibus system and was a mixed bag of fancy malls and African souvenir stands.

We spent an evening doubling down at the Palm Resort casino and got lucky on the roulette table. It was just another day in Africa when the dealer paid Vermz for his blackjack and then a second time (by mistake) for having a winning hand!

Although where we stayed by Mokolodi was super comfy and more like a resort than a backpackers, the Mokolodi Reserve was a bit of a bummer and we wouldn’t recommend anyone heading out there. The reserve advertises bike safaris and night drive safaris but don’t actually have any bikes, and don’t have any predators to see at night. So we just relaxed in our banda and used the time to plan the next phase of our trip.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 04:53 Archived in Botswana

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Thanks for the travel tips, as always, you champs! :)

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