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Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Nata to Kubu Island (Lekhuba), Sua Pan, Botswana
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Kubu Island (Lekhuba), Sua Pan, Botswana:
Latitude: 20° 53' 39" South
Longitude: 25° 49' 24" East
Altitude: 2919 feet
From Seattle: 11248 miles
Lodging: Camp - Bush

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Today's Travel:
Country: Botswana
Region: Central
Route: Pists through the pans
Path:Nata - Kubu Island (Lekhuba), Sua Pan, Botswana
Linear:60 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Joy, Brett, Darrelle, and I in Grass near Sua Pan, Botswana

Camped under baobabs Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

Kubu Island Sua Pan, Botswana

Desolation Sua Pan, Botswana

Dean, Joy, Darrelle, and Brett with car Sua Pan, Botswana

Land Rover Sua Pan, Botswana

Land Rover Sua Pan, Botswana

My shadow on pan Sua Pan, Botswana

Brett setting up camera Sua Pan, Botswana

Me and my shadow Sua Pan, Botswana

Group shot Sua Pan, Botswana

Baobabs Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

Baobabs Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

Bugs Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

Desert tree Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

Camp Kubu Island, Sua Pan, Botswana

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 720
Linear Dist: 140065
Countries Visited: 52
Regions Visited: 200
More stats...
Hotels: 203
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 102
Hostels: 193
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2767
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Journal Entry:
Drove along a rough pists (tracks) between the Sua and Ntwetwe Salt Pans. The only excitement was when we realized that the plane of grass that we'd stopped to frolic and take photos in was infested with ticks - but we were lucky, and when we stopped and loaded the entire car top down with firewood from a dead tree. After several hours we turned into the Sua pan and headed across the absolutely flat, featureless pan to the almost surreal Kubu Island. The "Island" rises twenty meters above the otherwise flat pan and is covered with fanciful baobab trees.

We found a great camp site and set up camp under a huge baobab tree. Spent a couple hours driving around the island in the salt pan taking (mostly creative) photos and just enjoying the otherworldliness of the place. The evening was spent sitting under the nearly full moon, around the huge fire finishing off a bottle of Amurula and listening to Mozart - more than a little surreal - before heading to bed early.


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

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