TripAdvisor Reviews Magkadigkadi Camp Maun
Travel Blogs from Maun
On Thursday morning safari jeeps came to pick us up from the campsite to take us for a day and night in the bush - the plan was to drive closer to the delta then hop into canoe boats (Makoros) then cruise along to a safe spot and set up camp, whilst on the look out for wildlife. We had heard great stories about this part of the itinerary, and were really excited to travel up the delta that is full of crocodiles, hippos and elephants and see a greener side of ...
... largest mammal, life here works in concert. Would that the human world could do so well!!
John, our personal guide, grew up on the delta, hunting and fishing with his grandfather. He knows the medicinal use for all of the plants we see, can list the characteristics of every animal we see, carries a rifle on our game walks with ease, has scars on his arms from a fight with a baboon, and has a wonderful sense of humour. At the end of the day he puts on a ...
... of ending in the ocean.
From Maun we first drove one hr South West
before we turned North on one of the pothole infested roads. On our way to the
so called “Pan-Handle if you see the map you will understand.
Our goal was to see Perere Island in the
middle of the delta. You can only get to Perere by boat, it will take you
roughly 2 ½ hrs up, and 2 ½ hrs down. A fantastic ride over the meandering
Okavango river into the Delta.
... type of traveling that we have been doing, it was pretty luxurious.
We ate out, washed up, did a little shopping and returned to the inn to watch some TV - TV! And wouldn't you know it - a huge electrical thunderstorm cut out the electricity and we were left in darkness. The rain came down in buckets! We always carry our headlamps and flashlights so we read a little and then went to bed. The lights in the room and TV came on during the night...
... nutrition. Although you are grateful to be blessed with this sight you feel alian.The harsh white of the car feels out of place and the species in the car don't quite belong in this world.
Impala, gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest and jackal pretty much sum up our list. Although we heard the lions grunting in the night there was no sign of them and of course, no elephant for our Alex...yet.