Sometimes how you travel to a place can be as much fun as the place itself.
The small planes that serve the various camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta operate much like buses, dropping off and picking up passengers along the way. For some people, a flight in a small prop plane would be their worst nightmare; for me it was almost as much of an attraction as the destination itself!
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.Ernest Hemingway
The planes fly low over the landscape, affording wonderful views to anyone who, like me, manages to secure a window seat. I enjoyed watching as the landscape below changed as we moved from bush to delta. The contrast between the dryness of Chobe National Park, which we had just left, and the green lushness of the Okavango Delta region was very apparent.
As we flew south over the bush I spotted elephants at some of the water holes, looking tiny from this height. We were even low enough at times for me to see termite mounds scattered among the trees.
Our flight took us from Kasane in the north of the country, via Camp Moremi and Camp Okavango, to our beautiful ‘away from it all’ lodge on Xugana Island.
For the latest Friendly Friday, Sandy has challenged us to come with Something Different. I didn’t want to stray too far from my usual themes of travel and photography, so I decided instead to have a go at creating a video from a series of shots I took on this flight. This is my first attempt at adding music to a video so please turn on your audio and let me know what you think!
I’m also trying a different layout for this page – again, all views welcome!
I travelled to the Okavango Delta in Botswana in 2018