Day 6: Kasane - Maun

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rush hour in Botswana
Today was basically a long day of driving. 600 kilometres to Maun, with quite a few stretches where the roads were in poor condition.

We entertained ourselves by reading, sleeping, listening to music and playing a few games. Two of our group, Stuart and Nikki, had put great effort in interviewing 15 people during the barbecue night, asking them 12 questions, which they compiled for a game of “Family Fortunes”. Nikki and Stu would be the hosts of the game, and the remaining ten of us were divided into two groups. I was team captain of the “Kudu Justice”, while Laura was team captain of the interestingly named “Cunts”.

Amazingly, my team won! I say amazingly, because more than half the people that had been interviewed on Thursday had been British, and as we would soon learn British people give completely different answers to questions like “best European city”, “most annoying nationality in the world” and “other word for penis”.
Crowned after winning Family Fortunes


At four we arrived in the town of Maun. Here we had a couple of hours to stock up on supplies, before we headed to the camp-site.

After dinner we went for a couple of drinks at the bar and not before long we were mingling with another Acacia group and got talked into doing a game of volleyball, our group against them. I won't bore you with the details of the match, but let's just leave it at that we need to work a little bit more on our team work. That and actually hitting the ball.

As the night progressed our play got better though. Could have something to do with the fact that most of the other group had retired to bed, but all of a sudden I was literally flying, hitting the balls left, right and centre. As it got later, the bar closed and a couple of guards came standing next to the volleyball field as if to indicate it was time for us to leave. As our group had gotten too small to fill proper teams we ended up inviting the guards to join us in the game, to much hilarity. They were quite good at it as well.

In the end it was half pas one before I finally made it back to my tent. Alarm was set for five... woops!

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Posted on: Oct 12, 2009
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rush hour in Botswana
rush hour in Botswana
Crowned after winning Family Fortu…
Crowned after winning Family Fort…
the road to Maun
the road to Maun
interestingly titled restaurant in…
interestingly titled restaurant i…
pee stop
pee stop
excellent name for a restaurant!
excellent name for a restaurant!
on the truck
on the truck
on the truck
on the truck
on the truck
on the truck
at the campsite in Maun
at the campsite in Maun
Maun
photo by: Biedjee