Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Six

Continued from Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Five

Elephant damage on walking safari in Botswana's Okavango

On safari in the Okavango Delta, it’s one thing to ride in a cozy truck and look out the window.

It’s another thing entirely to step outside and follow a man with a gun into the wilderness.

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Five

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Four

Our suite at And Beyond's Xudum, Okavango Delta

After three nights, we left &Beyond’s Nxabega (Nn-begh-hah) for another swath of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. After a two-hour driving safari and pontoon boat ride through winding, reedy ribbons of river, at long last we came upon Xudum (Kuh-doohm), an oasis on the land.

Sweet Georgia Brown, but this place was amazing.

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Four

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Three

Lotus flower in Botswana's Okavango River

As the Earth’s largest inland delta, Botswana’s Okavango is graced with tremendous amounts of water. The Okavango River system fans out like a huge hand, as if welcoming you to come aboard for a sail. (Or, smacking you for being foolish enough to float on a liquid highway for hippos and crocs. Think of it as a Rorschach test.)

One of our greatest joys in Botswana was our time spent on this river, gliding through inlets and lagoons lined with papyrus reeds and scattered with lotus flowers.

*Sigh.*

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Three

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Two

When you hear the word “delta,” images of water generally come to mind. But in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, rivers and ponds compete for space with dry land.

And on this open land full of grasses, gnarled bushes and strange trees, you’ll see incredible wild animals just about everywhere — walking, running, sitting, nuzzling, perching, loping away…or staring right at you.

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta – Part Two

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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta

Our Nxabega safari guides on the lookout in the Okavango

One early October, we flew halfway around the world to see just about everything that Botswana’s Okavango Delta has to offer.

What we found were fancy coffee breaks, big termite mounds, small unicorns — and a whole new way of life on safari.

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