Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mopanes are either tall trees that form beautiful woodlands, or scrubby bushes, well grazed by elephants. At this time of year they look rather autumnal in their yellow and russet brown colours - even though it is spring now - but I guess its more to do with rainfall than temperature.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A visit to the Okavango Swamps would not be complete without a boat ride on the permanent swamp.
The water is cold and clear and there were lots of beautiful waterlilies.
as well as a few floating crocs!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
This is the entrance to the fabulous and famous Moremi Game Reserve: Magwe or South Gate.
After passing through South Gate the veld is dry and sandy - and the palms on the horizon are the only hint that the swamps are close.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Thakadu Bushcamp. The pub is called "The Rampant Aardvark", which is apt because that is what "thakadu" means in Tswana.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
This photo was taken in Cape Town on 31 August, the night before we left on our safari to Botswana, It is a rather unusual event, a Blue Moon, which only happens, well, once in a blue moon! (When there are two full moons that fall in one calendar month.) It was a cloudy night, but suddenly there was a hole in the clouds and the moon appeared. So this will start off my account of our Botswana road trip. After all, the kind of trip we did will also only happen once in a blue moon!