One of the world’s biggest inland deltas, a diverse habitat and top wildlife destination - this is the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Floodwaters travel more than 1000 kilometres from the central African highlands to create some 15 000 square kilometres of water channels, islands and floodplains. On a recent trip we fell instantly in love with its wealth of wildlife, its landscapes and waterscapes, its mokoros – the classic Okavango way to travel – and with its knowledgeable guides, who blew us away with spectacular sightings.
People and song
Poling around on a mokoro
Spotted hyena cubs
Duba Expedition Camp
Driving through road-rivers
Leopard with cub
Lion cubs hamper hunting
I learnt a lot from our guides in the Delta, about natural fish poisons from plants, how to relieve a scorpion sting, even how tiny termites have changed the face of the Delta and built its islands. My porous brain will probably forget much of what they taught me, but these places, animal sightings and moments will remain with me always.
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