It took a while; but we made it safely and on time in Gaborone on Saturday afternoon. This whimsical elephant statue (life-sized) met us at the airport!
Wasting no time, we had a good dinner at our hotel, enjoyed a lovely evening settling in and planning details for our first day at Thamaga Pottery (with our guide in this photo),
Next, we were on to lunch and finally, to enjoy a short city tour and shop for beautiful fabrics. Above, we are at the end of our visit to the pottery place.
Today, we had an interesting lecture on the diamond industry in Botswana, a tour of a diamond processing factory followed by lunch and then on to a government-sponsored health facility.
Tomorrow, we will put in a good day visiting Peace Corps Botswana HQ, where we’ll offer help on projects there and shadow Peace Corps volunteers and projects at Hope Worldwide following a delicious lunch including seswaa (pounded meat), pap/phaleche and porridge. Yum? We’ll see!