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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars

 

Botswana - 15 April, 2001

 

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Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Campsite on island in the Okavango Delta S1852.313' E02230.210' 970 m
Mekoro ride in Okavango Delta 2 km (mekoro)
Xia Island (walking safari) 2 km (walking)
Mekoro ride on Okavango Delta 2 km (mekoro)
Campsite on island in the Okavango Delta S1852.313' E02230.210' 970 m
Mekoro ride to go swimming 2 km (mekoro)
Finish Campsite on island in the Okavango Delta S1852.313' E02230.210' 970 m

Total:

34,953 km

14,133 km

 

Weather: Partly cloudy, sunny and very hot.  Cold at night.

 

 

Daily Journal Entry:

This morning we will go for another mekoro ride to another island, where we will go on a walking safari.  We head off just before 8 AM, and have about a half hour ride to Xia Island.  Along the way, we have the usual very relaxing ride, enjoying the same sights along the way.  We have figured out how to get comfortable in the boats.

 

Once at the island, we split into two groups and go for a walk around the island.  We do not see much, other than lots and lots of wart hog holes, birds and thorn bushes.  But it is still good to stretch our legs.

 

We head back to the campsite, getting there at around 11 AM.  We then take it easy for the rest of the morning and early afternoon, having a break for lunch.  At around 3 PM, we head back to the swimming hole for a nice refreshing dip.  It has been very hot during the day, and it is nice to cool off in the water.

 

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Once back at the campsite, we continue to relax and take it easy.  we enjoy another wonderful sunset and then have dinner.  After dinner, we hang around the campfire.  We head off to bed early, once again to enjoy the night sky.  We fall asleep to the sound of the hippos snorting and the polers singing some local songs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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