After picking up a bushman in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, that you can read about here, my G Adventures Overland Truck group left and drove 7 hours to the Island Safari Lodge in Maun. It was basically a stop-over before we loaded our supplies and camping gear for a two-day trip to camp in the bush on an island in the Okavango Delta. First, we loaded speedboats and traveled 45 minutes to an area with the Mokoros (dug-out canoes). The supplies were then loaded onto the Mokoros and off we went.
It was like an African version of being on a Gondola in Venice!
An hour later we arrived to our camping spot, unloaded and set up our tents. Bush camping is very basic – this was our toilet…
After working up a sweat, we went for a swim in the Delta. The water is very clean and cold…the locals scoop it up and drink straight from the Delta! The water lilies were gorgeous!
I took a short nap and then we went for an hour walk with the group and saw some hippos in the water! The Okavango Delta was one of the highlights for most of our group!