Waking up on a salt pan under the sun must be what it feels like to be a raisin. Woooo EEEE! Blistering hot, and after a mere 12 hours in the place my lips are beginning to shrivel. No wonder nothing lives out here! All I can think about is where we are headed next ~ to the largest pool in the Makgadikgadi! I don't think I could last a full day out here... it's just too hot. The Landie crunches its way out of the pans onto the main road, and soon we reach Planet Baobab, and the oasis that awaits. A pool! Water! Within moments, I am submerged and begin to reconstitute. Ahhhhhhhh. Next I order an Amarula on ice. There is ice! And Amarula! Is this heaven? Just divine. There are beautiful baobabs throughout the site, but the main event is definitely the large, refreshing, clean, delightful pool. We stay an extra night and indulge.
By now our resources are depleted, so we head to Maun to restock and work on our social skills at Old Bridge Backpackers. It's a cute but crowded place, with a nice bar and plenty of places to relax. We are there only long enough to see what's happening in the world, buy some groceries, and check our email. The crew is eager to get to our next destination – Dqae Qare San Lodge in D'kar!
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