23 May 2024
Day 55 – 18 January 2020 in Botswana ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

We just crossed the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. We’ll be here for 5 days or so. Pretty uneventful crossing, the easiest to date. We’re staying at a campsite on the banks of Chobe River, which is full of crocodiles and hippos. Lions, leopards, buffalo and other beasties make their way through campsite at night. Hope they aren’t too hungry.

Tomorrow, we head south into the Kalahari Basin – known for its dry, desolate and expansive freedom. We will have an opportunity to leave the truck to venture into the Okavango Delta.  Local poler guides will navigate the extensive waterways using canoes similar to their traditional Mokoro’s (dug out canoes).This is a great experience – and the best way to have a chance of seeing the elusive wildlife of this unique desert oasis. We will have a number of opportunities to go on game walks with rangers – giving you the chance to see elephant, crocodile and hippo up close and personal. 

The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland waterways and its calming serenity will leave those who experience it feeling supremely relaxed. There is also the opportunity to experience the heights of African adventure travel too: see the delta from the air during an hour-long flight. I might go on this.

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