Photographer's Note

I finally made my mind about which of the three photos to place as the main posting. This one came up first because it illustrates well the floodplains environment, gives a good sense of depth/distance and also shows how careful and safety orientated are the guides. In this case, my guide waited until the mokoro in front was safely on the other side and he only went through the main channel after being sure that no hippopotamus were near the crossing point.

The mokoro is the only way to explore the world’s largest inland delta called Okavango and to go from one island to the next.

All the three photos are part of an exciting experience we lived in Botswana and are views from seating low inside the mokoro and having our eyes about half a meter above the water.

The visit would not be possible without the help of the guide, the man of the swamp. Using his own genuine, hand-made dug-out canoe, each guide will take you deep into the Okavango, through the channels and floodplains and armed with a lifetime’s experience and eyes like a hawk he will safely walk you on the many islands where all sorts of wildlife abounds. Spending time in the company of a man who has lived his life in such a place, and visiting his village adds an unimaginable cultural dimension to an intense wildlife and wilderness experience.

Please check WS1 and WS2 for more views.

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