Botswana: reading the signs of an invisible world
The Okavanga Delta in Botswana is a miracle of nature, whose vast landscape of water and sand can hide entire herds of animals, and much more besides.
The perks of piloting in the Okavango Delta
Maun, Botswana, is a quiet town near the Okavango Delta that seems to recognize its only role in life is to act as a supply depot for travelers pushing onwards. Before I too move on, I take a flight over the Delta.
"The beauty of the pan is its emptiness"
In Botswana, I take a long straight tar road eastward that brings me after a four-hour drive under a blistering sun to the Makgadikgadi Pans.
When in a mokoro, steer clear of the hippos
The local baYei people use mokoros to hunt, fish and ferry around tourists in the Okavango Delta. The biggest danger comes not from crocodiles or falling in, but hippos.
Paradise of water amid the sands of the Kalahari
Hello Botswana, where poor soils and scarce rains have turned the north of the country into a massive wildlife refuge. Nature’s wonders here include the Okavango Delta, created where the Okavango River pours into the sands of the Kalahari, and the contrasting Makgadikgadi, one of the world’s largest salt pans.