Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
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... begin with it was slow going but suddenly the wildlife was almost coming to find us. We saw more zebras and giraffes but the afternoon culminated in us sitting under a tree about 100m away from a bull elephant as it grazed, totally unfazed by our presence.
That night we were entertained by the polers who put on a local song and dance for us. ...
... worse than Khwai / Kak whatever? Cell reception - what was that? Might as well have been on Mars for all we knew about the happenings of the world since leaving Kasane, so we winged it back onto a sandy single track en route for 3rd Bridge - another water crossing - but a little glitch on the horizon as of course it was now the July school holidays and we know how everyone loves to escape the cold down south!
... who nurtures and rehabilitates orphaned elephants. At the present time, they have a mischievous little female called Na Lady, who must be bottle fed for the next three years! She must have 24 hour care, and the handlers rotate 12 hour shifts. They must also rotate the handlers, as they do not want the little lady to become too attached to anyone.
The ride was through huge trees surrounded ...
... remembered we were still in the Mokoro. After about 2 hours we arrived at an island in the middle of the delta that would be our camp for the night. We unloaded the tents, gear and food, then set up camp. Once everything was set up, we went and asked Siko if we could try to pole one of the Mokoro's ourselves. After a quick lesson we jumped on and instantly realized just how difficult it actually was to be proficient at poling a giant fiberglass boat. After a ...
It's 7 am, Day 80. I have long since forgotten the day of the week, which is why Every Day is actually a Saturday. Border crossings are the only way of tracking what date or month it is. Just after sunrise, we've already had French toast (with cinnamon and golden syrup) for breakfast, packed down the campsite, are in the truck and on the road. By 8am we are out of Namibia and into Botswana, again. If you look at the top right side of Namibia it's easy to see how we pop ...