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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Botswana: Dreaming on the Delta

Bridge in Botswana's Okavango Delta

Our luxury African safari was, hands down, the most expensive vacation we’ve ever taken. We’ll be paying it off for a good looooong time.

However, it was also the experience of a lifetime, discovering strange new landscapes every day and animals that we’d only seen in zoos or photos…or never even imagined.

The first leg of our epic 16-day sojourn with &Beyond Africa, one of the world’s top providers of environmentally responsible/luxury safaris, would take us to two different camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Our six days and nights there were full of discovery, excitement, peace and romance.

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Logistics of an African Safari

Most of an African safari involves sitting, excited, in a safari vehicle

If you’re planning (or dreaming of) an African safari, there are a few things to know and a few things you can forget.

Here’s your guide to both.

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Africa: Turns Out, It’s Really There

On safari with And Beyond in Botswana's Okavango Delta

So, you know how some places in the world just seem theoretical — even imaginary — until you actually go there?

Well, that’s how I felt about Africa for much of my life. Until now.

Having now seen a few corners of the continent for ourselves — largely in Botswana and Tanzania — we’re happy to report that while Africa is truly vast, it’s far from unknowable.

In fact, we’ve fallen so much in love that I dare say we’ve left a bit of our hearts behind.

Hope to go get ’em back someday.

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