We have just returned from the most amazing adventure which we named the “Ultimate Botswana Trip”. A trip I was concerned about, would our car and trailer survive the roads, would we have enough fuel and would the conditions just drain us. Oh yes, and keeping beers cold for 9 nights in the bush was also a major worry.
It all started in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. This was the meeting point for everybody that was joining us. A place to get last supplies of food and fuel to last us for the next 10 days, as nothing can be obtained en-route.
We saw elephant every day, the magnificence of big cats, hyena in camp almost every night, major herds of buffalo and zebra and abundance of game and birds as we ventured through the ultimate wilderness areas of Botswana.
We stayed on the edge of the well known Moremi Game Reserve, in an area that had overflow waters of the delta. So there were the inevitable water crossings and plenty of game.
From there we headed into Chobe Game Reserve where we first stayed in Savuti. This dry desolate area, where animals spend the days in the shade of any tree they could find, to avoid temperatures which were up in the 50’s C.
We then went north and after many kilometers of dust and being bounced around we came out at the stunning Chobe River, just teaming in wildlife.
The last port of call was town of Kasane, dinner out and a bitterly cold beer was well welcomed. A boat trip on the Chobe River was a must and what a highlight that was.