Here is a new account of trip to Botswana. After making a Chobe National Park safari and swim at Victoria Falls, we take a well-deserved day of relaxation before embarking on the way back to Johannesburg.
That morning the alarm did not sound at odd hours, nor did we have any plans planned. When you travel, you often forget that you are on vacation and, I don't know if they are things of the age, but every time we need to take the trips more calmly, so that day we dedicate ourselves to doing nothing.
Although, if we are sincere, the supposed day of rest was about to become a Nxai Pans safari with night under the stars, as in the White Desert in Egypt. However, the beginning of the rainy season caused that plan to be canceled the previous day. "It is possible that if we go into the park we get stuck and we can't get out of there in days," the Elephant Sands guide had told us the day before. We quickly began to look at alternatives, we were considering the possibility of going to Gabarone and exploring the towns of the area, but Gabarone is very far from Kasane and we discarded it due to lack of time.
One of the animals of the Caracal center in Kasane
So, without hurry but without pause, we had breakfast at the hotel and later we went for a walk around Kasane to see what was there. He Kasane's urban center is very small, just a main street with all the hotels and a couple of commercial mini-centers. A slightly hidden building houses the Botswana tourist office in the city and one of the most useless tourist offices with which we have run into our traveling life. In the place there were only a few brochures of hotels and safari companies, and the person in charge was not much help, since he did not know what to recommend us to do that day in the area. The only thing he suggested was go to Impalila Island in Namibia, but we discarded it because that meant having to cross borders again.
This snake was found in a luxury hotel O_O¡
In the end we decided to go around the area to see what we found. On the road from Kasane to the airport we saw a rudimentary sign indicating the Caracal biodiversity center and we decided to go in and look. In this small building they are responsible for rescuing all the animals that are in poor condition and outside their natural habitat. One of the interesting areas of downtown it's the snakes. Normally, when a hotel or an individual finds a snake (and especially if they are poisonous) they contact the Caracal center and they take care of the snakes until they are reintroduced into nature.
In addition, in this center you can make a visit with one of the caretakers who explains in detail the work they do there and what animals they have in those moments.