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Okavango Delta

Views: 247 Visited: Aug 2019 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2020

In 2018 my husband and I headed to the Okavango Delta for two days as a part of our 5-week trip through Africa. We drove to Maun Botswana from Johannesburg South Africa so that we could enter into the Okavango Delta. We went through a village to meet our guides and board our Mokoros, which is a dug-out canoe which is used by the locals. There was two of us sitting in each canoe with our guide standing up the end with a long pole which was used to push/pull us through the water which was only roughly about 3-4 foot deep. As we made our way down to our camp site, we came across hippos only 10 metres away from us. They were very vocal and I will admit that being so close in a small canoe was very intimidating but wow what an experience. The canoe ride was about 40 mins. Such beautiful scenery. We camped on the water away from where the hippos were however, we were told that at night time the hippos, lions, hyenas and other species of animals would probably walk through our camp. Once we arrived at our campsite, we set up our canvas tents and hung out at camp chatting with our guides and helping prepare for dinner.
The next day we headed out on an all-day walking safari. We saw lots of antelope, hippos, an aardvark, a honey badger and also followed leopard tracks but unfortunately did not see any leopards. I really recommend this place as it is truly wild and amazing. The last night we had there we were treated to traditional dancing and singing from all our guides and played camp fire games. It was a great night and a great few days in Wild Africa.

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