Category: News

From One Year to the Next

PART ONE: IN THE BUILD UP TO CHRISTMAS 2015 ended on a high: 40C + to be precise.  Botswana and the rest of southern Africa is currently experiencing the worst effects of El Nino, namely severe drought; to say we are desperate for rain would be an understatement. This being said, our last two family […]

Kamba is His Name

Kamba – in Chichewa (the language of our spiritual home), and other Bantu languages means tortoise. Supreme surprises Christmas came early this year for us, in the early hours of the 17th November to be exact, in the form of a lovely unexpected equine bundle. Yes we know!  “How could you not know she was […]

My Bags Are Packed

Isn’t it crazy how you can blink and 3 months fly by? It seems like only yesterday I first sat on the veranda chez Foot and looked out at the Thamalakane river flowing past. I have sat in the same spot on many occasions since then and revelled in the fact that I most definitely […]

Maun Boys and Things That Go Bump in the Night

It’s tough raising kids, especially in this day and age.  We’ve raised four (or rather they’ve managed to do it themselves with occasional interference from us) so we should know how by now.  But in spite of years of ‘experience’, there are always surprises that unhinge one when it’s least expected. We considered ourselves very lucky […]

Meet the Horses – Ladies First

We thought it would be nice, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting them yet, to introduce our Ride Botswana ladies. The safaris couldn’t happen without our four legged friends so it seems only fair that they get an individual shout out on our website! The ladies are somewhat out-numbered by […]