Posts Tagged ‘Okavango’

Poler and makoro

The Okavango River Delta in Botswana is the world’s largest inland delta, fed by several rivers coming down from Angola. The landscape of the delta is in constant flux, as waters rise and fall and islands are created and then submerged once again. We signed up to take a two night excursion into the delta, away from the truck, where we’d be completely immersed in the wild bush of Africa. We headed out early on the first day, and after nearly two hours of driving in a huge 4×4 truck through wild grasses and deep streams, we arrived at our drop point and were introduced to our group of local guides. They would be responsible for our safety over the next couple of days, as we trekked and camped and swam in the land of hippos, lions, buffalo, baboons, and more.