We are looking for a house sitters to look after our house and fur kids (2 dogs) over Christmas and NY 2019.
Dog lovers with experience in dog sitting are a must! Our 2 fur children (1 Rhodesian Ridgeback and 1 Jack Russell) are well behaved, easygoing, and will provide love and entertainment. They will require daily walks and just generally good company.
Our home is in Maun - the gateway to the world famous UNESCO heritage site, the Okavango Delta. It is still very rural by European standards and there is plenty of opportunity for exploring some of Botswana's finest national parks and cultural sites.
We stay within a 10 minute drive to the town centre. Public transport is mainly taxis which are plentiful and affordable.The best way by far to get around is with your own vehicle. You can organise rentals in town.
The house is a good sized 2 bed +1 study with lots of outdoor space, in a quiet neighbourhood, set right alongside the river where you can hear (and sometimes see) hippos and the call of the fish eagles. The river is easily accessed on foot, although this year Botswana is experiencing a severe drought, so the river bed is dry. Maun is within driving distance to Moremi Game Reserve (about 1.5 hours to South Gate), and to the Makgadikgadi Pans (around 2 hours) and many more of Botswana's wonders (Central Kalahari for one).
The town (Maun) has numerous supermarkets where you can mostly find what you are looking for and some favourite local watering holes and coffee shops with good food and pleasant atmosphere are within close vicinity.
My partner and I are both nature and wildlife lovers. I (Beckie) have been in Botswana now for 8 years (originally from the UK) and my partner (JP) is born and bred Motswana. We both love to travel, whilst making sure our dogs are well cared for. We will do our upmost to make your stay smooth running and comfortable and just ask in return that you take good care of our 'fur kids' and our property.
For those who haven't yet had the opporutnity to visit Botswana and this wonderful part of the country, now is your time! We would ideally like sitters that are familiar with the workings of an African country or have experience of sits in developing countries and remote areas.