Okavango Delta: Oddballs 2010

The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It's known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes / mokoros are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos.Oddball's offers two very different experiences: staying in a very basic, potentially busy base camp (Oddball's) or taking the plunge into the surrounding wilderness on a mokoro, for a truly rustic, private experience of untamed Africa. The camp best serves as a jumping off point for the overnight mokoro trails, offering little else in terms of luxury or other activities. The trails, on the other hand, offer something that's difficult to find in Africa's modern day safari industry - just you and your guide camping out on remote islands that you can explore on foot, and navigating the myriad of channels in a genuine dug-out mokoro. This is as close to nature as you'll ever get. It is Paradise and our top choice of safari in Africa.

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Okavango Delta: Gunn Camp 1995

Found in the famous Okavango Delta, Gunn's Camp is surrounded by waterways rich in game and has a wonderful old world safari ambience, perhaps derived from its long history as one of the Delta's oldest camps. The property is located on the banks of the Boro River and is excellently positioned for a number of activities and incredible game viewing, with Moremi Game Reserve and Chiefs Island bordering the camp.

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Botswana has a population of just over 2m people making it one of the most sparsely populated nations yet it is one of the richest in terms of biodiversity and pristine wildlife. The currency is Pula which literally means rain - rain is scarce and therefore a valuable blessing. A person from Botswana is a Motswana, the plural is Batswana and their language is Setswana.

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