Finals week in Botswana

Written May 9, 2015 By Lindsay Cotnoir (University of Vermont)   With final exams crushed and only a few days remaining in our Botswana adventure, my fellow students and I are beginning to face the reality of leaving this warm place that has so quickly come to feel like home. Like a caravan of loud…

Spring Break 2015

By Eda Reed (Colby College)   Previously on the blog: traveling from Khwai to Kasane proved harder than we thought, but Uncle Duke, Hardy Sue, and Francolin (our vehicles) managed to make it through. This blog continues with our spring break adventures.   International Jet-setting and Luxury Accommodations Our unintentional stopover left us at Baobab Lodge…

JEINIMENI (“hey my money”)

By Rachel Ross (University of Michigan ’14) “I just don’t want to forget this in 5 years y’know?” Devan’s sentiment reverberated through all of our heads as we stomped on over cobbles silently. It was day 3 of the Jeinimeni hike; our last trek together through the northern reserve of future Patagonia National Park. The…

From Mababe to Khwai

By Jackie Tauberman (University of Vermont) It was another exciting week in the bush! Here are some highlights from our last days in Mababe and our first day in Khwai. St. Patrick’s Day The day started off as a typical day in the bush. We did herbivore transects in the morning and had a lecture…