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The Okavango Delta

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No visit to Botswana would be complete without a visit to the magical Okavango Delta. Early in the morning we drive until the roads stop, then jump aboard a traditional Makoro boat (like a canoe) to glide through the swampy wetland.

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Our guide in the Makoro

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The view from water level

Within five minutes of leaving shore we coast mighty close to a few elephants, which look enormous from my vantage point. Soon after we’re close to a hippo chomping greenery, and for the rest of the morning we spot many small critters and flowers.

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These elephants are HUGE

For a break we walk on dry land where we spot many animals, and learn why zebras and wildebeest often hang out together. One has great eyesight while the other has great hearing. By working together they increase their chances of anticipating a predator’s approach – simple and effective!

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This frog is tiny

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A grasshopper on the reeds

Floating back on the waterway is extremely relaxing, and I’m left wanting more… a multi-day trip through the wetlands here must be spectacular!!

-Dan


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  1. DON LUSK says:

    Dan
    The tinkling sound of the reed frogs in the evening is unforgettable for me.
    I recorded them; I am and it back while reading you posts,

    Thanks for the amazing stories
    Don Lusk

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