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Charmaine j de'ath

Francistown, Francistown, Botswana

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  • 33 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans
  • 52, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Home executive and freelance marketing
  • travel and Marketing
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Write an informative Blogger on expat life in Botswana


I live in Francistown, 5 hours by road from Gaborone.
Direct flights from Johannesburg or buses (9 hours)

Worked in Travel Agency many years in Zambia, South Africa and Botswana. Love meeting people and hosting the youth and Volunteers here in Botswana.
With older children away from home understand the needs of "home cooking" and home comforts which I gladly share with the Overseas Volunteers that I meet.
We are expats in Botswana so love to share the new experiences.
I am involved with many Charities and very community involved.My husband is from England and is a Geologist on a Copper mine.

NB ---"'We do not appreciate people looking for a transit hotel: in at night out the next morning. That is not the purpose of CS.**GUEST HOUSE- GOITSERASE **,leeba street, 100m Galo center P252.00/Euro 28 tel +2672419686 or +26771654784
for one nighters who have no time for their hosts.


I really believe in this project. I enjoy receiving guests in my City which is a transit and non tourist destination.The best thing that everyone of us could do to keep the couch surfing a safe place for all of us is being honest in references!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Have a good friend who is a member.I have hosted many Nationalities and had good experiences. Please send me a post card if you have stayed with me , P.O box 30188, Metsaf, Francistown 00000, Botswana.
My headache is the youth who book and ammend dates several times...and use me as a free African Internet cafe :(


Travelling, cooking, assisting Charities, photos and writing (beginner).Entertaining , Yoga/Pilates/Hiking. Walking & Birding on our private Nature Reserve. www.tachilanaturereserve.org
Member of Rotary International.
Raising funds for distribution of wheelchairs to Africa.Mother Theresa Resource Project on Facebook

Music, Movies & Books

Love Autobiographies and Expat Blogs.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Been on a ship that sunk & was airlifted !!(Oceanos)
Camped with no tent on the Makgadigadi Salt Pans
Stayed in 5* Jack's Camp & Mombo camp in Okavango
Honeymoon in Raffles Hotel in Singapore
Been Underground in a Gold Mine (Yuk !!)

Teach, Learn, Share

Suggested ideas- Botswana-Buy ** Lonely Planet Guide**
Local buses are cheap , no need to book

3 buses a day depart OR Tambo airport to Gaborone, overnight then 5hrs to Francistown
Kasane Chobe and*** Victoria Falls is a must visit !

www.airbotswana.co.bw (flights fm Johannesburg)
www.khamarhinosanctuary.com (2.5hrs away F/town Rhino )
unchartedafrica.com Planet Baobab sleep salt pans
www.maun-backpackers.com (Maun- Town by Okavango Delta)
www.theberiversafaris.com (Kasane & Victoria Falls)
www.elephantsands.com (2.5 hours fm Ftown after Nata)
** gwww.backpackzambia.com (Livingstone, Victoria Fallsuaranteed elephant sighting close by ****

Mother Theresa Resource Center, Rotary Club of Francistown on Facebook (Charity)

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Seychelles, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Botswana, South Africa, Zambia

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