Travelling to the Gcwihaba Caves

Dark beauty: The Gcwihaba caves offer a surreal experience PIC: MOMPOLOKI RANKGATE
Dark beauty: The Gcwihaba caves offer a surreal experience PIC: MOMPOLOKI RANKGATE

The walk back was not exciting as going in, but the fresh air once you get out, made me realise how blessed we are. Bat droppings and urine make the caves smell awful, but the Gcwihaba Caves confirm that there is so much to see in Botswana! When an invitation to visit the Gcwihaba Caves came through, Mmegi travel writer, MOMPS RANKGATE didn’t think twice. Bubbling with excitement, he jumped on Tee Pee bus service for a 10 hour, 850km trip on tough roads to an exhilarating adventure

By that evening I was already seated waiting to embark on the marathon journey from Gaborone to Maun. By midnight when I woke up, we had already joined the A35 road and the engine of the big Scania machine was roaring with great determination to get us to our destination, which excited me. In the morning, we arrived safely in Maun, and a friend picked me up to go take a nap and refresh before I could link up with the other team flying in from Gaborone.

Since we were going for a camping trip in the outskirts where there was no network, shops or any form of developments, we had our lunch at a restaurant. We also had an opportunity to buy all the necessities we would need before left to go and vanish into the bush. We jumped into a Toyota Land Cruiser, then stopped at Gumare to pick up one of the journalists who was joining us for a media engagement about the Gcwihaba caves.

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