Country of beauty
Flood plain to bushveld and onward
It didn't take long before the rhythm of Botswana took over. The beautiful sunny days made it easy to view not only the many and varied animals and birds, but also the vegetation, late Summer flowers still blooming here and there, and trees such as mangosteen, jackalberry, and the sausage tree which provide shade, food and shelter for wildlife.
The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta are referred to as 'melapo' and offer seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo, as well as the big cats. Encounters with hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways.