Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Travel Blogs from Okavango Delta
... 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!
... been about a 5 km walk. They were extremely appreciative and so we all joined in singing their "Beautiful Africa" song. We all laughed together and it made such an awesome ending to our delta adventure. We arrived back at Delta Rain camp site in the early afternoon and spent the afternoon doing a major wash of the putridly dirty delta clothes and then a very relaxing time at the camp ...
... a tour for BWP 700 per person. Even though we found it very expensive we decided to pay the requested amount and make the mokoro day trip. On one hand we had heard some good stuff about it from other travelers; on the other hand James warned us it was rubbish.
The rest of the day we didnīt do much and tried to use WiFi that worked surprisingly well (skype, pictures, searching for information).
Day 3: December 17, 2013
That morning we had ...
... which the villagers really enjoyed as they were singing with us.
Back at the village, we had a surprise.
When we handed over the tip money, we sang one of the African songs to all the villagers.
They were so impressed.
I think we were all sad to be parting.
We had definitely made some good friends.
We got back into the motorised launches and headed back to our original ...
... of the Okavango delta and runs through here. It was built to keep buffalo and other wild animals separate from domestic stock.
There we were met by members of the Okavango Kapano Mokoro Community Trust, an organization of local community fishermen that provides guides and polers to take people into the delta. It is an alternative source of employment for these people and helps keep them committed to taking care of the environment. We ...
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