Category Archives: Botswana

Cruising the Okavanga Delta

Cruising in a dug out canoe (mokoro) is rather special. The “poler” on the back does all the work (thank goodness as I couldn’t be confident about not falling in if it was DIY). You just lounge in pairs and watch the reads and lily’s go by as they take you to a camping spot in the middle of goodness knows where! fabulous.

OkavangoDelta_Mokoro

OkavangoDelta_Mokoro

The 2 days in the Okavango Delta was delightful. Going on a walking safari and getting rather close to zebra and wildebeest was a highlight, as was shading under an enormous baobab tree when the heavens opened up. Flying over the Delta was pretty special too.

OkavangoDelta_Baobab

OkavangoDelta_byAir

OkavangoDelta_byAir

We’ve now left the safari truck and attempting to return to “normal” in Cape Town. It will take a while to get the inground dirt out I’m sure. I did think the sandal lines on my feet could have been dirt as opposed to a tan line, but they’ve not watched off yet so I wasn’t as grubby as I thought…

now to shopping and loitering with intent!