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In the wild – Botswana

One of Nature’s masterpieces, the Okavango Delta takes you into one of Africa’s truly great wildernesses. Okavango Delta is home to huge numbers of elephants, buffalos, lions, hippos, giraffes and zebras plus every kind of antelope you can think of. It’s a safari paradise for everybody who want to experience the real Africa!

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a facinating and unique wildlife location. It is the worlds largest inland delta and situated in an extremely arid region attracts great concentrations of diverse animals and birds. The climate is at odds with the lush environment and plays an important role in making the Okavango Delta a fantastic safari destination.

We went on a 3 days 2 nights adventure into the amazing Delta. The tour starts in Maun. The best time to visit Okavango Delta is when the floods come – in the winter season which is from July – August. The best way to book it: It is easier, cheaper and more reliable by far to let safari tour operators do it for you. You can do it on location or from home. (Forget about booking independently.)

In the morning we got picked up at transported in a open truck to our Morocos. The Mokoro is traditionally used which is a dugout canoe that is ‘poled’ along by an African gondolier. This is the best way to exploring the numerous waterways as Motor launches travel only on the main waterways and lagoons. The mokoro is a unique and not-to-be-missed experience. Just sit back and go with the flow, soundlessly gliding among the reed beds and water lilies of a pristine wilderness teeming with frogs, dragonflies, bee-eaters and kingfishers.






After a long day with a lot of transport I ended up falling  a sleep while the macarro was rocking from side to side like a crib. After arriving to our camp site we went for a bush safari and the evening ended with a well deserved dinner and the first night in the WILD.



Next morning at 06.00 am we was ready for our second bush walk. Unbelievable experience with a lot of amazing animals by foot. (Our safari lasted for 3 hours.) After lunch a local lady taught me how to manage a mocorro. As you see on the picture she did’t feel save – you need hell of a balance to manage that thing. Not to mention the hippo and crocs in the water – i was doing my best not to fall in!



When we wasn’t bush walking, sailing mararros and swimming in the delta, we spend great time with the locals, eating amazing food by the best chef and enjoying elephants in our backyard. Okavango delta is a unique, one in a lifetime experience you can’t miss in Africa!


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Author Irina Chernetskayaa

Irina Chernetskaya is the founder of the blog TRAVEL, LOVE & MAGIC. Young lady from Denmark, who is in love with the beautiful world.

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