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Sunday, March 14, 1999
Maun to Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana
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Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana:
Latitude: 19° 10' 54" South
Longitude: 23° 24' 51" East
Altitude: 3328 feet
From Seattle: 11012 miles
Lodging: Camp - Xakanax

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Today's Travel:
Country: Botswana
Region: Ngamiland
Start: Maun
Stop 1. South Gate
End:Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana
Linear:70 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Rain

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The Power Station Maun, Botswana

Frog Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus - Big mouth! Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippopotamus - Big mouth! Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Monkey on ant mound Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Monkeys on log Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Warthog Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Hippo pond Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Skyline Near Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 703
Linear Dist: 139197
Countries Visited: 51
Regions Visited: 197
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 92
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2687
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Journal Entry:
Left Maun a little before noon. Drove to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve - the animal part of the Okavango Delta. The last hundred kilometers was slow going on dirt track. Once we got to our campsite we drove around a bit. The big excitement was finding a branch of the Xakanax Lagoon that had at least seven hippos playing (!) in it. It was amazing - they'd leap out of the water on top of each other. Even watching it I couldn't believe something that big and ungainly can leap out of the water!


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Botswana
CIA World Fact Book: Botswana

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