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Charmaine j de'ath

Francistown, Francistown, Botswana

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans
  • 52, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Home executive and freelance marketing
  • Marketing & Volunteer forCharity
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Write an informative Blogger on expat life in Botswana

ABOUT ME

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.

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- Goiterase **,leeba street, 100m Galo center P252.00/Euro 28 tel +2672419686 or +26771654784 2star or
4star BARBARA''s Bistro (flat)- German +267 71603486 (ask rates)
The are 2 CAMPSITES - Cresta Marang hotel and Woodlands Campsite for 1 nighters who would like a 1 night stopover. Both are Beautiful, green shaded and swimming pool. Please watch your valuables at ALL times ///

PHILOSOPHY

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have a good friend who is a member.I have hosted over 30 guests , many Nationalities and they have joined me with activities in Francistown.

NB I leave Botswana in September and move to Eastern Cape

Interests

Travelling, cooking, assisting Charities, photos and writing (beginner).Entertaining , Yoga/Pilates/Hiking. Walking & Birding on our private Nature Reserve.
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, please have small notes not P200's

3 buses a day depart OR Tambo airport to Gaborone, overnight then 5hrs to Francistown , Mokolodi Backpackers in Gaborone ( a must)
Kasane ,Chobe area BIG Game viewing 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- Mokoros)
www.theberiversafaris.com (Kasane & Victoria Falls)
www.elephantsands.com (2.5 hours fm Ftown after Nata Salt Pans)
** www.backpackzambia.com (Livingstone, Victoria Falls guaranteed elephant sighting close by ****

What I Can Share With Hosts

for one nighters**GUEST HOUSE- Goiterase **,leeba street, 100m Galo center P252.00/Euro 28 tel +2672419686 or +26771654784 2star or
4star BARBARA''s Bistro (flat)- German +267 71603486 (ask rates)

The are 2 CAMPSITES - Cresta Marang hotel and Woodlands Campsite Both are Beautiful, green shaded and swimming pool. Please watch your valuables at ALL times ///

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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