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Monday, June 28, 2010

Into Botswana

Hello, hello! We have safely made it through another border crossing and another country. I am writing from Botswana’s Okovango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. Where the Zambezi, Chobe, Okavango, Lynyani, Thaoga,  Kwando and other rivers spill out into a huge wetland before seeping deep into the desert sands of the Kalahari. Despite arriving in the dry season water abounds; this was an exceptionally wet year, so there is still tons of water in the delta. It should make the ‘4X4 only’ roads a bit more interesting…good thing I have an exceptionally talented driver ;) It hasn’t rained in months, so the smaller waterholes in the region have dried up for the most part, forcing the animals to migrate into the delta. We are excited to go check it out. Apparently we have missed the zebra and wildebeest migration northward, but with some luck we are hoping to cross their paths later on, on our own migration north.
After a couple of glorious days driving through Chobe Game Reserve we headed south to the little town of Maun. We have grown quite car weary and plan on kicking it here for a while before heading into the Okavango. Maun sits at the edge of the delta and serves as a ‘fueling’ station for travelers heading into the more remote areas within the Okavango.  Our camp sprawls out along the water’s edge. It is a nice place to spend a few days cleaning up our act and restocking. We are both super excited to drive into the delta. The tributaries around Maun are teeming with life!
We have been told that services in the Okavango are quite limited, so we may be offline for a while. You know that we’ll post as soon as we can.
Wishing you all adventures of your own,

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful, Glen and Corrin :-) Thinking of you every day :-) I'm pretty confident that you are in for the adventure of your lives :-) Enjoy the Delta and make the most of each and every moment. X X - Barb X X