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When in the Okavango Delta …

It's a tough life in the Okavango Delta!


Make sure you …

1. Take a flight from Kasane or Maun for a fantastic view of the Delta from above.
2. Hop in a mokoro (dug out canoe ride) ride: Xigera Camp is a great spot for this.
3. Swim in the thermal waters of the Okavango Delta.
4. Enjoy a sundowner on a deserted sandbar, enjoying the fantastic African sunset.
5. Get up close with the leopards around Tubu Tree Camp.
6. “Camp hop” – don’t just stay at one camp. 2-3 nights per camp is perfect. Combine a “grassland” and “water-based” camp for two very different experiences.
7. Spend a night in a hideaway, if you dare.
8. Enjoy a “bush brunch” of bacon and eggs in the middle of the Delta.
9. Talk to the staff and other guests. Part of the fun is sharing your experiences and hearing the “bush” stories, especially around the campfire enjoying the nocturnal bush sounds.
10. Take the chance to explore Southern Africa … you can combine the Okavango Delta with the sand dunes of Namibia, the Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe & Zambia, the teak forests of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, the vast elephant herds of Botswana’s Chobe National Park or the rugged beauty of the Cape area in South Africa. Wilderness Safaris have a great network of around 60 top-class, eco-friendly lodges and camps across Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and the Seychelles. Logistics and coordination can be tricky so it’s often best in Southern Africa to use a safari company to organize accommodation and transport.

  1. pauline
    March 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Hi i don t know were to start,i envy your life,you are a woman of power ,and says it as you see it,i also admire your sinserity,i am of maltese background,but have been away from my homeland for almost 40 years,i have travelled a fair bit,but not to your extent,i love reading about all the places you visited,i read about Malta,and was very impressed with your blog.my late parents own a 300 year old house in Rabat Malta,Rabat is adjajcent to Mdina,the old city of Malta.the house that i grew up in is still in the hands of my family.origanally the house was a Flour mill,also known as IL Mithna,you can google this page,i would love to keep hearing of all your wereabouts,or OUT AND ABOUT,great job,well done.well seeing that you are Irish,i have to tell you that my daughter married an Irish guy,almost 3 months ago.the wedding was in Thailand,in KOW SAMUI.hope that one day you get to go there,loads of Irish peope there.Good luck with your terrific work.


    • March 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Pauline … I am happy you are enjoying my posts! I have been visiting Malta for almost 10 years now and love it … in many ways it is similar to Ireland as I wrote on my blog – friendly people, island culture, international, former British colony etc but other things like the weather and food make it even better! We have nicer sandier beaches in Ireland, but unfortunately, not the weather to go along with it 🙂 I know Rabat very well … it is fantastic … so much history! Like you, I also left my homeland quite some time ago so I just consider myself now as a European and international-minded person! I have been in Koh Samui four years ago and loved it … we also went to Koh Phangan … wonderful! So many nice places in the world, and not enough time to enjoy them all! Well, thanks again for your nice comments and stay tuned because I will post more about Malta in the coming months … when I have some time! Alannah

  2. Thomas
    March 11, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Quite a masculine way of writing ann Email for someone who is called Pauline…

  3. Tom
    June 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I never would have thought a business to business forum would trigger off such a longing to stand with my feet in the waters of the Delta. Great Blog! Great to meet you, wish you the very best with your writing future.

    Tom Whitney

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