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rangutan Maun - A travel report by Rudolf
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Maun,  Botswana - flag Botswana
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Okavango Experience

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Maun is ones gateway to the Okavango Swamps. Once flown into the delta, theres not much luxury, no mass of tourists, only pure wildlife and adventure.


Aerial view of the swamps
Aerial view of the swamps
Maun, one can say, is the capital of the Okavango Region. The Okavango River rises from tropical Africa and never reaches the ocean! The delta is the waters dispursement into the Kalahari desert and atmosphere. The town Maun is both resting point between the national parks in the north of Botswana and Gaberone (capital) in the south, but also starting point for trips into the delta, most convieniently by air. Once there, enjoy wildlife and nature. Birdlife is abundant.

Favourite spots:
Break on Chiefs Island walk
Break on Chiefs Island walk
Chief's Island has its own, untouched by man, unspoiled natural environment. Short walks, no paths, offer a real in-touch-with-nature feeling. We overnighted there, camping under a tree. When our guides seemed nervous and repeatidly fead the fire we didnt know what was going on. Later that night we could hear lions growling and circling the camp we got pretty scary. (One month later a european tourist was taken by a lion on the same island)

What's really great:
Gliding through the delta
Gliding through the delta
A two-day makoro (canoe) trip was an ultimate experience. Specially after doing a lot of hiking, to lie relaxed and be taken through the swamps was special. A swim now-and-again or stops on the islands to explore and break was exiting.

Accommodations:
Short range air service into the delta
Short range air service into the delta
Camp Oddballs and Delta Camp at Boro River (see http://www.island-safari.co.uk/hotels/od-dballscamp.htm) and others at http://www.okavango-delta-safaris.com

Other recommendations:
Lion Pack
Lion Pack
Moremi Wildlife Reserve on the northeastern side of the Okavango
For info on Moremi and wildlife conservation see
http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~skjetnep/owls.h-tml

Published on Monday September 13th, 2004


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Mon, Mar 26 2007 - 08:32 PM rating by biya67

Sounds like a very interesting trip from your report- I like the picture of gliding through the delta- looks like a very relaxing way to travel!

Mon, Sep 13 2004 - 10:38 PM rating by titaniah

Hi Rudi
I believe that you know this place very well. Excellent job!!
Titaniah

Mon, Sep 13 2004 - 04:41 PM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii rudi,
excellent report u have written ,i feel like visiting this place in future
ravi

Mon, Sep 13 2004 - 01:56 PM rating by mortimer

Hallo Rudi
Dein Report ist interessant, nur fehlen mir da doch noch einige Details. Ich war dieses Jahr auch in Botswana und habe einen Bericht darüber auf Globosapiens. Sicher hast Du viele spezielle Erlebnisse gehabt worüber sich schreiben liesse....
Nun gut es liegt nicht allen gleich, vieleicht kommt Dir noch so einiges in den Sinn und Du holst es noch nach. Ein trip ins Delta ist so vielfältig da gibt es sicher noch mehr zu berichten so dass andere angesprochen werden für sich auch schauen zu gehen.
Bleib dabei und ergänze deine Berichte, sicher gibt es da noch viel zu schreiben!
Martin

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