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Botswana : Kgalagadi

8.7 km (5.4 miles) WSW of Morwamotsu (Kweneng), Kgalagadi, Botswana
Approx. altitude: 1109 m (3638 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°N 157°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS reading #7: The Confluence Hunter #8: Ground zero #9: Sky at return #10: Full moon at return to the car

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  24°S 23°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence (towards North)

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

17-Nov-2013 -- This is the third out of 7 reports reaching 5 and attempting 2 confluence points in Botswana. The story starts from 24S 25E and the previous report is 24S 24E.

Reaching this confluence point was a race with the time. Actually, I did not consider visiting the Confluence, believing that it would be too dark by the time we would pass the point. But everything went extremely smooth. Elinonora drove non-stop on the asphalted Trans-Kalahari Highway until the minimal distance of 1800 m was reached. While Elionora stayed in the car, I quickly ran to the exact confluence location. I reached the confluence just before sunset. When I returned to the car at 7 PM (after being away 40 minutes), full moon had already risen.

We continued another 35 km on the Trans-Kalahari Highway and stayed in the little desert town Kang.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 1800 m
  • Distance to an unpaved road: 1400 m (the former highway)
  • Time at nearest distance to CP: 6:38 PM
  • Measured height: 1096 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: Scattered bushes and trees, knee-high bundles of grass.
  • Weather: sunny, 23° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Full Moon Confluence

The story continues is at 23S 22E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence (towards North)
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS reading
#7: The Confluence Hunter
#8: Ground zero
#9: Sky at return
#10: Full moon at return to the car
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