To Gaborone overland from Nairobi
Replies: 6 - Last Post: May 12, 2013 12:06 AM Last Post By: Keemany
May 11, 2013 12:23 AM
To Gaborone overland from NairobiIm thinking of relocating ti Gaborone Botswana as a teacher of English or whatever pays. I plan to use the bus ti Dar es Salaam then a train to Zambia. From there Ill take a bus, or train if there is, to Gaborone. I'm thinking of next week from Wed. Any advice and company highly appreciated.
I need everything real cheap. Accomodation in Gaborone real cheap before I can get a job.
Kimani wa Mumbi
May 11, 2013 2:52 AM
May 11, 2013 7:36 AM
2If you don't want to go through Zimbabwe, you could go directly from Zambia to Botswana using the Kazungula ferry (and "saving" the Zimbabwean visa).
P.S.: Not sure if it's possible to go from Kapiri Mposhi to Lusaka by train nowadays but you could look for it once on the ground if you were interested. BTW, AFAIK, trains to Bulawayo don't depart from Livingstone but from Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwean side of the border).
May 11, 2013 10:58 AM
May 11, 2013 11:39 AM
4It's "armed to the teeth" ;-)
Have you checked out requirements re work permits? It would be a good idea before you invest in a permanent move.
Be aware that to teach English, as well as having a permit, many employers require that English is your first language and that you are educated to degree level.
May 11, 2013 11:09 PM
5Thanx itchyfeet38 for that correction, and the advice about the work permit. The second one kinda discouraged me because I am what they call a non-native speaker - I come from Kenya. But there was a time when Botswana was asking for teachers from Kenya through our Teachers Service Commission. I just don't remember whether that included teachers of English. Anyhow I am determined to go there as Kenya has nothing to offer me, and I also love travelling. Before you can get a job in Kenya they ask whether you have ten years' experience. Can anyone think of anything else that pays that doesnt need a native speaker? (I know it sounds silly). By the way I have a Grade 5 DL. Thanx.
May 12, 2013 12:06 AM
6By the way itchyfeet38 I'm so grateful. I hadnt thought of work permits and all. When I checked their website I thought it best to give it some time. I've been travelling all over East Africa - and working - and work permits are not taken so seriously for East Africans. Botswana is kinda different and I should sleep on it before deciding.
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