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Salt Pans of Botswana Day 2 – Makgadikgadi Pans

In case you missed it, here’s day 1 of this trip. Mornings include getting up, brushing your teeth (or eating food first…no one’s judging), freshening up in general, and having breakfast. So did ours, plus a good 30 minutes of taking pictures of everyone. Each tent had a small foldable bucket filled with hot water. Outside was super cold, so that hot water plus the fire pit really does feel nice.

Our goal for the day? To see as many animals as possible — especially cats! Day 1 was ok, but I guess everyone wanted to see at least one cat. We head back to the man-made waterhole one more time to see if we get lucky there. No luck, sadly. So next stop? Makgadikgadi Pans!

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Salt Pans of Botswana Day 1 – Nxai Pans

It’s 4am as we prepare to leave for an adventure into the salts, which was my first time even though I’ve lived in this country for 17 years! And like every trip I’ve had with family and family friends, this too, was following the “Indian Standard Time.” The idea was to get make sure the safari cars meet us there by 4:30AM so we can leave by 5AM. Instead 4:30 is when some of our friends were waking up…ah well. We did finally leave by 6AM though haha. As the drive starts, it gets cold…really cold. Since the car is open, the air is chill, and we are moving relatively fast.

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