Traveling from Maun to Okavango Delta in Botswana
8 and 9 August 2006
How to get to Okavango delta in Botswana? In most cases, this trip requires an overnight in Maun, since the flight from Maun to Okavango Delta usually leaves in the morning. From Maun airport, a light aircraft leaves for Pom Pom island in the heart of Okavango Delta, from where the tour continues aboard a 4x4 first and then in the mekoro canoe.
In preparation for our tour to Okavango Delta, we drive from Nata to Maun where, along the road, we spot many ostrichs.
Maun campsite. As the flight to Okavango leaves in the morning, we spent a night in a campsite in Maun, where we did build our own tents.
A beautiful sunset in Maun.
Around the campsite in Maun there are colorful birds and acacia trees.
One of the main streets in Maun, driving to the airport the next morning.
Getting to Okavango delta requires a short flight from Maun. The trip continues on this small aircraft, towards Pom Pom island in the middle of Okavango Delta. The flight time to the airstrip is about 20 minutes. There is also a "scenic" flight option, lasting 40 minutes, that flies over the national parks for better game view.
The Okavango delta is a true natural wonder: a river that never reaches a sea, but dies on the sands of Kalahari desert, in a huge labyrinth of channels and islands, hosting a unique ecosystem.
The airstrip at Pom Pom island onto Okavango delta. After landing in Pom Pom island, the trip continues for about one hour on a 4x4 bound for the "mokoro dock" where we will board a canoe.
Along the way, we start to spot lot of wildlife. In the pictures, a monkey seen from the jeep during the short game drive.
Photo of a giraffe.
In the meanwhile, from the mekoro, we spot an african fishing eagle.
And then lot of giraffes on another island of the Okavango delta.
We finally reach our campsite where we find pre-built tents. We will spend here the next three nights, doing day tours by mekoro and on foot along the water channels in Okavango Delta.
The shower, with nice panoramic view.
The beautiful view around the campsite in Okavango Delta.
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