Oct. 21. We are back from two days in the Okavango Delta. About the only way in to this unique delta in a land-locked country is by small plane. So, that’s what we did. We stayed at three different camps, luxury tents with great food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly hosts and lots of animals. The only thing missing was air conditioning and with temperatures near 100 degrees F, that was missed.
Our camp, Xakanaxa, had a resident Hippo named Oskar who visited every evening and early morning. He is a wild animal and not be approached so we had a guard who accompanied us to dinner and back.
We had options for three safari rides, and one boat safari. I chose to participate in two rides and the boat rids. We saw elephants, giraffes, kudo, buffalo, zebras, impala, a leopard (with its recent kill), hippos, rhinos, and even the very rare African wild dogs. I’m only missing a lion, but we have another opportunity to see one later at a game lodge in S. Africa. I won’t post all my photos, but a few to give you the flavor of this unique area.
We are back in Kasane for one night then on to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. I am not looking forward to this border crossing. Patience is the word for the day.