Botswana 39-504
Photograph by Tass Thacker

During our African Safari we spend three weeks bicycling across the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

Although we carried a cook kit we had a hard time getting much food besides rice, canned vegetables, tuna and eggs.

In the little village of Shakawe in northwestern Botswana we find something different to try--mopane worms!

The worms are dried, and look like big caterpillars. They taste like tree bark. We wash them down with big gulps of water.

Everyone says if you eat the worms fresh and lightly fried in oil they are much tastier. But it is the wrong time of year to get fresh worms.

Picture comes with text "Eating Worms!" as shown at bottom.

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