The incredible Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta

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A mass of local people helping us to cross the Okavango Delta

Getting across the Okavango Delta to a sand island is a dream. You pack your bag, sit in a mokoro (dug out canoe) for an hour and relax as you hear nothing but the ripples of the water and the birds singing. Oh and the reeds smacking you in the face; I might have forgot to mention that!

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Stillness of the Delta

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It's so big!

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The circle of life

A maze of reeds

A maze of reeds

Sunset on the Okavango Delta

Sunset on the Okavango Delta

Sunset on the Okavango Delta

Sunset on the Okavango Delta

Sunset on the water

Sunset on the water

After we did the game walk where we spotted nothing (yep, luck of the draw) we realised that we were the first 6 back to the mokoros and since we had some time to kill before dinner, our polers let us go out on to the water to watch the sunset. It was just us, the water and one of THE most incredible sunsets I have ever witnessed in my life; I felt like I could reach out and touch it.

I managed a couple of amazing shots on the water with the sunset which remain some of my favourites of my whole trip.

The poler at sunset

The poler at sunset

The poler at sunset

The poler at sunset

The poler at sunset

The poler at sunset

 

Nature really is a beautiful thing don’t you think?

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8 comments

  1. Awesome photos, the whole experience sounds amazing! 🙂

  2. Katie – thanks hun…it really was amazing, especially when we fell alseep under the stars 🙂

  3. Tom

    Beautiful pics hun! I have a teensy question – how did you find prices in Botswana? As I’ve heard it has a rep for being a little on the pricey side, however it’s a really appealing place for many (including moi) as it seems to be one of Africa’s more accessible countries.

    Ooh, did that make me sound smart? Haha! 😛

  4. Tom – aww thanks sweet 🙂 You’re always smart!
    From looking at my journal, it looks as though Botswana was about on the same level as South Africa in terms of prices. Unfortunately, Africa isn’t cheap like people think it is and the prices are, with some minor exceptions, pretty much the same throughout the continent. It all depends what you want to do but I would budget between $10-20 a day for drinks, food and transport etc. p.s. I HATE that you’re going to Botswana lol. Take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Those lily pads are great. I would love to see a frog sitting on one! I’m totally loving all your stories and photos from Africa. It all seems so magical and beautiful.

  6. Maggie – The lily pads really were lovely…until their spiders decided to jump on me 🙂 Thanks hun – glad you’re liking the Africa posts/photos…I love sharing them and you’re right, it really was a magical and beautiful place 🙂

  7. Maggie – they were small but boy were they annoying as hell! Grrr 🙂