Okavango Delta – Beautiful Africa


On day 16 of my 35 day G Adventures African Overland Truck adventure my group went for a three-hour walk in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.  We were surprised to see so much wildlife!  We saw Giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, elephant, antelope, zebra, and hippo.  Here is a buffalo skull on the trail…

We didn’t eat breakfast before the hike, so we had brunch upon our return.  Usually, our breakfasts consisted of instant coffee, cold cereals, bananas, sometimes yogurt, and granola or oatmeal were offered.  If we had a long driving day in the overland truck, we would pack a sandwich and eat on the truck.  Sometimes, when we were able to stop, we would have a pasta salad or something more substantial.

Here are a couple of photos of the women.  I loved this girl’s shoes…

After a short nap and swim, I read some in my book, “The Last Rhinos”.   We went for a mokoro boat ride to find wildlife and saw hippos.  As the sun set, I knew it was a magical time…

Once we were gathered around the blazing campfire that evening, our Mokoro drivers (or polers…I’m not sure what they’re called), who also camped with us, sang native songs!  One of the songs was “Beautiful Africa” and with each stanza, it changed to “Beautiful Hippos”, or “Beautiful Giraffe”, etc.  They clapped their hands loudly to the beat!  We decided to sing songs from our countries to them.  There were three Americans and we sang…”Take me out to the Ballgame”!

The Okavango Delta is an area that is still pure and peaceful!

34 thoughts on “Okavango Delta – Beautiful Africa

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  3. Your trip looks amazing and I love your writing. Africa was somewhere I always thought I would explore when I was young, but I haven’t got around to it yet. I know in reality I would hate the camping and chores side of things so it’s nice to do it vicariously. 🙂

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  4. Fantastic shots … remember the movie – Out of Africa – and the sceneries from it .. stunningly beautiful country and you have captured the same beauty too. Great shoes .. they will go like hot cakes on Ebay.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier. Your blog is fantastic and definitely an inspiration for us who’s just started blogging not too long ago. Fantastic updates and photos about your trip to Africa! I am now tempted to find my way to Africa next year! 🙂

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  6. The shots are awesome! I have to say I love those shoes too. I bet I don’t want to know what they are made of though. 😉

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