Sunday, March 30, 2008

Day 50 – Aimless wandering

Today I drove aimlessly through the Okavango Delta, hesitantly taking sandy tracks that always started with many tire tracks and ended into swamps, as if the vehicles that had made them had simply vanished into thin air. It is pretty, but like the rest of Botswana a bit too flat to allow for scenic overlooks. Finally I lost my nerve and decided to drive around the delta on the paved roads. The place is huge! At least 250 km long, and a good 100 km wide on its distal reaches. In retrospect I should have done this driving before I flew over the delta, because I knew full well that the animals were having a good time in the innermost parts but were nowhere to be found in the periphery.

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