The Majestic Five Hotel

My wife and I recently needed accommodation in Mahalapye but due to most hotels and lodges in Mahalapye being fully…

2 months ago

Is Botswana racist or simply elitist?

Recently, Botswana’s consumer rights champion, Richard Harriman posed a burning question on his highly popular Botswana Consumer Watchdog Facebook page;…

5 months ago

Supermarket Etiquette

No matter where you are in the world, going to the supermarket is a mundane and uneventful chore we must…

2 years ago

Only in Botswana…

Only in Botswana… will you casually hear about “Thokolosi” To be fair, the “thokolosi” exists in Southern Africa, it’s not…

2 years ago

Food glorious food

If there’s a trump card up Botswana’s sleeve, it’s Botswana beef. Prepare to add an inch or two to your…

2 years ago

Batswana are not tourists?

I spent the festive period in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and therefore a popular destination for most…

2 years ago

Power cuts and water rationing

Anyone travelling to (or planning to relocate to) Botswana needs to understand and appreciate the situation regarding water and electricity. Water…

2 years ago

Expat’s view on expats

Botswana is home to many expats from a variety of countries. I’m British and I can count on one hand…

2 years ago


Botswana, like many other countries, has issues with poverty and the gap between the rich and the poor is quite…

2 years ago

Diary of a pom living in Gaborone

Admittedly this post is taken from another blog site, however given it’s specifically about Botswana, I had to share. Please…

2 years ago

Public Transport

There are a few modes of public transport in Botswana; buses or planes will help with long distance journeys, but…

2 years ago

The Language Barrier

I’ve been in Botswana for three years now and one of the challenges of moving to Botswana (for me) is…

2 years ago