In the last post, we were about to stop for a ‘coffee break’ on an island in the Okavango Delta. This post picks the story up during the coffee break, which as always in Africa was taken in a very civilised manner.
Part of our island.
A nice spot in the shade.
Although we were on an island, we still needed to remember that the delta is full of wild animals, and that we had no vehicle to retreat to in the event that a dangerous animal turned up. This fact was easy to forget as it was so peaceful and some of us did wander maybe 30-40 metres from the coffee table and consequently were chastised by the guides. The photo with the termite mound was such an occasion.
After coffee it was back on the water for the mokoro journey back to the camp.
This elephant gave us a good view of his backside as he climbed up onto a reed covered island. He soon disappeared completely from sight. This gives weight to the notion that there is a lot more wildlife there than meets the eye.
Back at the camp, we were of course late for lunch, due to our late start. This sign, pinned to the notice board in the dining area, amused everyone.
After another excellent lunch, though I can’t remember what it was now, we had time ‘at leisure’ as they say. We couldn’t go back to Kasane yet anyway, as our pilot had ‘gone fishing’, so we sat and admired the view and the ‘local’ wildlife.
A Pied KIngfisher also admiring the view, or more probably watching for his lunch.
A Pygmy Goose drifting past.
An African Jacana wandering through the lily pads.
A Burchell’s Glossy Starling hopping around the camp. The iridescent blue of this bird is beautiful.
And another unknown Dragonfly.
Here comes our pilot, back from his fishing trip, so we should be off to Kasane soon,
but only after he has presented his catch to the staff of the camp for supper tonight.
One aircraft ahead of us, kicking up a good old cloud of dust, and then it is our turn to take off.
Part 4 of this day’s story will be in the next post. Please come back for a look.
The beginning of the story can be found here.