After several intense weeks of work, we finally had some time off and wanted to do something fun and active as a family. In pandemic times, a hike seemed the most attractive option but after our crazy six-hour hike in search of Botswana’s highest peak, we were nervous about venturing out on new terrain, especially… Continue reading Will Our Kids Ever Hike With Us Again?!
With all the changes that came with the pandemic, I wasn’t too enthusiastic or in the mood to celebrate my 40th Birthday in October 2020. So when my husband suggested a trip to the Okavango Delta – one of the world’s most exotic destinations, I was over the moon. The Okavango Delta is a huge… Continue reading A Walk On The Wild Side
I’m on a mission to hike in four different places in Botswana as part of my #40By40 Challenge. My first two hikes were in the south-east of the country – the first was a lovely hike in the Mmamotshwane Gorge with its majestic rocky walls and the second, an epic 6-hour hike in the hills… Continue reading Our Adventure In Goo-Moremi Gorge
Although Botswana has the potential to be a great hiking destination, there are very few recognised hiking paths or marked trails. That’s not to say there are no hiking places – you just need to have an adventurous streak and to be prepared to blaze your own trail! The Botswana Tourism Organisation highlights that the… Continue reading In Search Of Botswana’s Highest Peak
How often do we dream of visiting far-off places and overlook what’s on our very doorstep? This was one of the reasons I chose ‘Go Hiking in 4 New Places in Botswana’ as part of my #40By40 Challenge. The few hikes I’ve done in the past have opened my eyes to the natural beauty of… Continue reading Hiking With The Kids In Mogonye
After my 40 km Gaborone-Otse hike last year, I was eager for a similar adventure. So when I saw a 30 km hike in the form of a ‘race walk’ advertised by the Y-Care Charitable Trust, I was quick to sign up. Bright and early on the 26th of January, my husband and I made… Continue reading Six Must-Haves for a Day Hike
When the opportunity arose to do a 40 km hike from Gaborone to Otse, my friend Elisa and I jumped at it quite enthusiastically without too much thought which admittedly led to some last minute panicking and mutterings of “Whose idea was this anyway?”! The Second Annual Old Lobatse Road Expeditionary Walk was organised by… Continue reading Five Benefits of Hiking for Runners