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Botswana: Wildlife, Wildlife!

Maun, Botswana


We entered this place with great enthusiasm. Relatively small population this country has a huge concentration of animals in the north, this is home to the Okavango Delta!

We stocked up at Maun and headed into this Delta via mokoro The water is only a few metres deep. We are canoed in by polers through the reeds and camped in the Delta: no fences, no limits, just wild Africa!

We canoed around and saw hippo coming to their waterholes; and we had a few walks around looking for animals: unfortunately the land mammals were shy in the Delta so we decided we'd jump on a small plane and see them from the air. We rocked up and our Irish pilot flew us scarily low over this vast National Park and we saw all the Mammals in their glory, Elephant Hippo Giraffe were all visible. We got off the plane and camped overnight with the creppy crawlies of Africa

We moved on after that to see Chobe National Park We saw carcasses the river, crocs chill'n and new born impala all over the place. After an afternoon of R&R we cruised the Chobe River for one of the most spectacular sunsets of our lives. Sipping on beer you could see giraffe grazing; baboons messing, birds nesting, snakes swimming, hippos strolling and best of all Elephants crossing thee shallow waters right in front of us. This was a highlight for us. A must do for every person out there. Chobe we love

permalink written by  Paddy&Kavitha on November 25, 2008 from Maun, Botswana
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