Botswana Journals

Delta & Wildlife in Botswana

An April 2002 trip to Botswana by matttan

Quote: Botswana is one of the success stories of Africa, and for travellers this is no exception. A country full of natural wonders.

Delta & Wildlife in Botswana

Overview

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We were only in the north of Botswana. The two big attractions were the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.

The Delta is a must-do experience. After travelling by Mokoro (dugout) for two hours to your campsite, spend three days enjoying absolute peace, mixed with taking walks through the delta in search of wildlife.

Chobe has a real abundance of animals. Get out before sunrise for some beautiful glimpses of elephant and other animals drinking from the Chobe River.

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Okavango Delta Tour

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Attraction

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If you are in Botswana, chances are you will find your way to the Okavango Delta. The delta takes up most of the northern part of the country. It is accessed from the town of Maun - a town which has all the basic necessities, if you should forget anything once there. You will start by driving from the town out to a launch point into the delta (there are many). From there, you will get into a wooden mokoro, which is a handcrafted dugout canoe. This ride has to be one of the most peaceful, tranquil things you could do on the planet! For two hours, you glide silently through the 8 foot reeds of the delta. If you're lucky, you might come across a herd of hippo (we did), which is pretty scary, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2002

Chobe National Park

Attraction | "Chobe National Park Safaris"

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Chobe National Park seems to have the densest amount of game of all the parks we visited. This means that you can see an awful lot as you are driven through the park. Make sure you ask to head out before the sun rises. This will mean you get into the park and down to the Chobe river as all the animals get there for their morning drink. It's wonderful to watch the sun rise, creating a beautiful soft light, as elephant, impalla, birds, and many other animals come down to the water's edge to drink. As you continue through the park, you can see hippo (we saw a herd of about 20 in the water just a little way from our car), crocodiles, and many other animals. We also had our only siting ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2002

Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park
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