Thamalakane Safari Lodge
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... 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.
... he jokes, playing on two of his greatest vices in life, cigarettes and meat.
The second topic is the ultimate superiority of his beloved Subaru Forrester. He would happily spend hours describing each of it's many qualities to any willing listener. To say it has become his third child would be accurate and like any parent with their children he is fiercely protective of it.
... wildlife but not a huge amount. It was still only 4pm on a very hot day so most would have been hiding in the bushes. It was amazing to see all the animal tracks though. We did some low slow flying over the water which was fun. It was a great way to see a bit of the delta and village life. Before long it was time to hit the hay in the heat and prepare for the next day's ...
... but 1 year will be enough and then it's time to move on :)
I just came back from another 17 days' safari and I still enjoy the bush a lot, but if it happens to be the last safari, then it is also ok. Now I have one week off, enjoying some time on myself, and as it is rainy season right now, there are no more safaris booked unti???l... so next Tuesday I start working in one of our lodges again.
Besides the 23 lions, 8 cheetahs, 1 hyena, 1 ...
We finally made it to Africa! After an 11.5 hour flight, a 4 hour layover, and another 1.5 hour flight, we arrived at a tiny airport in Maun just in time for lunch and hugs from Mom, Dad, and Karen! We were then taken to a beautiful B&B that had huts for rooms, a big circle of chairs around a fire pit, and a tiny little swimming pool that I could stretch across and touch my toes and my fingers to. The water was nice and cool, and it was perfect, after flying ...