Botswana Electricity – Load Shedding and Demand Side Management

My Facebook and Twitter feeds have been buzzing with confusion for the last couple of weeks since Botswana Power Corporation announced a new scheme to reduce power usage.

Load-shedding has been a fact of life in Botswana for years now, and recent announcements about a new scheme known as Demand Side Management have led to lots of noise across social media, mainly from people enquiring how to calculate their power consumption so they don’t get cut off.

With this post I hope to clarify some of the confusion and help people be better informed, you might even save money when you review what is using power in your house. Continue reading “Botswana Electricity – Load Shedding and Demand Side Management”

Easter holiday horsing around

Spent one and a bit hours on horseback with the family this morning.

Once again we joined Jenny from African Animal Adventures who took us along the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun.  This was the fourth time for the children, and they enjoy it more each time.

We were 8, excluding Jenny, 2 adults and 6 children.  Jenny does a good job of matching rider to horse, based on experience and so on.

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Since none of us are experienced riders Jenny doesn’t include anything too adventurous in our rides, although the water crossings are great fun!  When my sisters visited last year they went for a longer ride with gallops and full-on swimming.

Jenny also has a base on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans near Gweta, and uses Gweta Lodge’s camp ground on the pan for overnight camps.  Pictures from our trip their last year: coming soon.

So, if you have a couple of hours to spare in Maun give her a call and go for a ride.

Edit: since writing this post Jenny has moved to Island Safari Lodge.
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