Botswana in 9 days – No 2; Into the Delta

Time for water. We had left Maun in a motor boat.

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The Delta is full of Water Lillies…Botswana2_08

…and birds. The Lilac-breasted Roller is the national bird of Botswana.

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After an hour of speed-boating we reached the Mokoro station. The rest of the trip was to be slower.Botswana2_10

Via the Old Bridge lodge we had booked the “luxury all-inclusive” Mokoro experience.

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There is a whole village built around mokoro tourism and it is all managed by the people living in the village. We took a quick tour…Botswana2_12

…meeting this pretty girl…Botswana2_13

…and finding the “Tuck shop” with a gasdriven fridge = cold beer!Botswana2_14

Soon it was time to continue. The skies were still grey but this far no rain…Botswana2_15

What you see above is the “Buffalo Fence”. It constitutes the border between domestic animals south of it and wild-life north of it. It is also a border to keep the “foot-and-mouth disease” away from the meat humans eat.Botswana2_16

Marie and Saga were first with the teamleader and guide Edward as their pooler.Botswana2_17

Me and Hanna had Jerry pooling and he was ever so kind to Hanna, explaining everything we saw and making gifts for her, like this Water-lilly bracelet!Botswana2_18

It was amazing to glide slowly and quietly through the “channels”. Our poolers called them “Hippo highways” because they are actually made by Hippos!

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It was not a bad afternoon and it lasted a few hours…Botswana2_20

…until we turned into a small channel leading to our island.Botswana2_21

Our base for three days…Botswana2_22

…and our poolers – Edward, Jerry and Bouca. Botswana2_23

Time for a drink while Saga is…Botswana2_24

…putting braids in Hannas hair.

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Since we went for the luxury version our tents were already up us we arrived, beds were made and a whole group of people started preparing our dinner…Botswana2_26

…while Saga did her first attempts in the noble art of pooling a Mokoro.Botswana2_27

Relaxed chatting…

…with the sounds of the Botswana night with thousands of small frogs klicking…

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…until we ended our day in comfortable beds in our tents. With clear insytructions to ask for company if we needed to go during the night.Botswana2_29

Animals may walk through the camp…

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7 Responses to Botswana in 9 days – No 2; Into the Delta

  1. C-G Alm says:

    Tror du det skulle vara möjligt för min fru och mig att uppleva detta under en period på 2 – 3 veckor i denna underbara miljö? skulle vara en fantastisk upplevelse för oss. Vi reser, och har rest över hela världen, men inte i denna miljö i centrum av Afrika……

    • Anders says:

      Hej C-G,
      Absolut, på 2-3 veckor kan ni hinna med en hel del av såväl Namibia som Botswana. Finns en mängd varianter att resa på, alltifrån gruppresor i buss via att ha egen kock/driver som kör en runt till att hyra bil och resa på egen hand.
      / Anders

  2. jocke bruzell says:

    Broder!
    som vanligt -SNYGGT JOBBAT!
    Skriver Du något i bokväg eller så…
    hälsar jockeb
    frekvent resenär bl a i SydAfrika.

  3. jocke bruzell says:

    Broder!
    SNYGG JOBBAT som vanligt…
    Skriver Du något fortfarande?
    Jag jobbar med manuskript om LILLEJUL-kul men omfattande.
    hälsar jocke b

    • Anders says:

      Hej Jocke,
      Ska det handla om Lillejular på F6 då? Kan säkert bli väldigt trevligt. Jag “managerade” de sista 4 Lillejularna på F5 och det var fantastiskt roligt. Inklusive att skriav drapor! Skrev faktiskt en drapa åt F10 också.
      Må gott
      Anders

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