Par ShumbAfrica le 5 May 2018 à 19:14
I don't think words can describe how it feels to watch the water creeps along the channels and fill the floodplains... We spent the whole day (13th of March 2018) watching its progress, followed by hundreds of egrets and herons feasting on the insects pushed away by the water.
And the next day when we woke up, the flood plains in front of Jumbo Junction were full with water and it was time to take the mokoros out...
Here is a time-lapse video of the flood...
Foggy morning above the floodplains
When the flood is here...
Getting back to Jumbo Junction on a mokoro
Jumbo Junction tented camp
Sunrise from the lapa
Par ShumbAfrica le 5 May 2018 à 18:42
A visit in the delta would not be complete without the lions, so here they are!
Stout & Wetu
A small cat following a big one...
Lentswe with an easy prey...
If a look could kill...
Mating pair, Lentswe & Shitatiya
Stout & Shishatiya
A tired male
Par ShumbAfrica le 5 May 2018 à 18:11
The Okavango delta is a place steaming with wildlife no matter what season you visit. It is a truly magical place and getting to spend 3 months there and watch the flood come in was a once in a lifetime experience...
Juvenile carmine bee-eater
One of the numerous pans
Endangered wattle cranes
Sunrise over the mist
Par ShumbAfrica le 5 May 2018 à 18:02
At the north west of Maun lays the Mababe depression. The are used to be covered by a lake a very long time ago, and due to its soil with a very high clay content, the area still fills up with a lot of water after the rains making driving there almost impossible. But fortunately, in Dec 217 when we were there, the rains hadn't really started and it been a dry week, so we managed to dry almost everywhere without getting stuck in the mud!
It is an ideal placet to observe water birds and large herds of buffaloes. Lions, wild dogs and other large predators also roam free in the area.
Hippos in the Khwai river
Herd of red leeches on the banks of the Khwai river
Squacco heron on the hunt
Storm over the Khwai river
Yellow-billed kites (they were there by the hundreds!!)
African darter drying its wings
Taking care of an itch
Pair of female knob-billed ducks
African fish eagle
Male knob-bill duck
Group of white-face whistling ducks
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