Okavango Delta - Botswana - August 2012

11th January 2013
The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is flooded by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16,000 square kilometers. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of palm fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of wildlife. Our Okavango Delta Adventure started in Maun at Royal Tree Lodge from where we headed out into the Delta. Our first camp in the Delta was Pom Pom Camp, which is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the headwaters of the Xudum system. Flights in and around the Delta are in very small single engine aircraft using small dusty runways aften compromised by wildlife - all of which added to the adventure and excitement of the trip! The birdlife at Pom Pom was amazing - many varieties I had never heard of let alone seen! One of the highlights of Pom Pom was the abundance of giant Baobab trees, many scarred by the ravages of hungry elephants! Our second camp was Sango Safari camp nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Kwai River. The highlights from Sango included lion cubs playing for hours around their sleeping Mother and Aunt, we saw a Leopard and a pack of Wild Dogs amongst the usual, Girraffe, Zebra, Warthogs and Impala!

The Okavango Experience was organised by World Photo Adventures which cannot be faulted - a brilliant tour! The link to WPA can be found under "Links" in my website.