I don’t think I’ve been to a wilderness in Africa comparable to the Okavango Delta. This is a place where humans are so rare, the animals don’t know how to handle them. Jeeps are open bare not next to leopards, but, more importantly, next to baboons. Try that in South Africa where even the bins are locked because baboons will try to open them and scavenge for food.
OK, so I wrote about birdwatching, but that is not the be-all and end-all of the Okavango. This is a great place to spot all animals and my photo essay below is an homage to its wildlife.
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Let’s start with the antelopes.
Continue with the predators..
And let’s end with some of the other characters of the Okavango
A reminder why African sunsets are the best.
Finally a hint on how you move around in the Delta: