Given its proximity to Gaborone as well as its significant historical, cultural and religious relevance to Botswana, I’ve long wanted to run in Molepolole, an urban village about 50km from the city and the official gateway to the Kgalagadi Desert. Named after the Molepolole River, Molepolole is the capital of the Bakwena tribe who were forced… Continue reading I Finally Ran In Molepolole!
Following my incredible trip to Ghana, I spent a day in Gaborone, just enough time to unpack and re-pack my suitcase for the 12-hour drive to Kasane in the Chobe District of northern Botswana. Remember my marathon in Kazungula/ Kasane that was cancelled? Well… as we had already paid for accommodation and promised my dad… Continue reading Run Kasane: Land of Baobabs And Elephants
Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. After our lovely running exploration of Oodi, we were keen to venture further afield. Thamaga seemed a good choice, given its proximity to Gaborone and its interesting landscape. It is the third largest village (in both size and population) in Kweneng District and is located about 40km west… Continue reading Running Rules For Villages In Botswana
Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. Oodi is an unassuming village in Kgatleng District, 20km north-east of Gaborone. I’ve participated in a few Y-Care Charity walks on the outskirts of Oodi and also hiked up the distinctively rounded Oodi Hill a couple of times. But I’d never run through the village itself. So on Sunday… Continue reading Exploring Oodi On The Run
Nestled in a valley, surrounded by several hills sits Botswana’s second oldest town, Lobatse. Over the years, it has garnered several unfortunate descriptors – neglected, forgotten, irrelevant and stagnant which is sad given its immense historical significance to the country and region. It was once a serious contender for becoming Botswana’s capital city but more significantly,… Continue reading A Run Down Memory Lane In Lobatse