Firstly, leaving camp in Selinda, we flew in the empty supply plane back to Maun. This flight over part of the Okavango Delta must be one of the most beautiful scenic flights in the world. It is mesmerising to watch the meandering arms of the delta waters bringing life to the desert heartland. The patterns it weaves are interlaced with paths made by wildlife trekking from feeding grounds to water. The way the paths converge on a waterhole, or favoured drinking spot, create further natural abstract designs. It is landscape as it meant itself to be.
Here are some sights that birds see on their migration paths.
the name of this river translates to 'Snake'
meandering arms of delta waters form oxbows and islands in kalahari sand
diminishing waterholes in the dry hinterland threaded with game paths; this one has a yin-yang symbol
delta overview - big country for wildlife
if we ever needed reminding that water is life - here is proof!
palm islands in a sea of swampy watergrass
mosaic in shades of green
approaching Maun - tourist capital of Ngamiland
where we became terrestrial again