The last sentence in my journal for May 15 is - "All in all - heaven on earth".
Botswana is landlocked. The country is predominately desert with the exception of the eastern regions where the lush abundance of water and wetlands forms a stunning contrast with the dry Kalahari Desert. In the depths of the desert is the Okavango Delta, the jewel of the Kalahari, one of Africa's most incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuaries.
2-1/4 hr. Air Botswana flight from Jo-Burg, South Africa to Maun, Botswana.
At that small airport we boarded an even smaller 12-seater plane. First stop was Chitabe airstrip to drop two passengers, then on to Vumbura Plains, our first Wilderness Safari camp.