High Flying over Okavango Botswana

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‘IN VINO VERITAS’ (Pliny 23-79AD)
January 8, 2016
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January 8, 2016

High Flying over Okavango Botswana

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Botswana & Namibia blogNick Bailey of Fiennes TentIntake one’s last trip was spent travelling through three different countries, Botswana, Namibia and ending in Victoria Falls. To be the first group to ever do this overlander trip, we were thrilled to embrace every minute of it. We set off, spending our first night at Planet Baobab in Botswana via Francistown where we exploited our month’s savings on Woolworths food. We arrived at Delta Rains just outside of Maun where we would spend four days using our construction skills to build foundations and construct paths at a local basket making business. After a days work in the sun, we filled our afternoons with beer and volleyball and optimistic attempts to talk to any semi good-looking foreigner that was around. After many failed attempts, we had the opportunity to lift our spirits with a plane ride over the incredible Okavango Delta, which nearly ended badly with Peter Symons taking over the controls of the plane. It was rewarding for us as an intake to be rewarded with something after doing work, another example of this is when we worked non-stop for hours to complete a set task, which resulted in the supervisor being so impressed that we were given a free horse ride in a game park. It just showed us that if we put in all our effort to do something, there are often rewards that accompany the achievement as well as the smile on our faces when we see what we have accomplished. We left Delta Rains in a very much needed 4×4 over- lander that would carry us through the sandy plains of Botswana. After a long day of travelling, we were lucky enough to visit a bushman tribal dance in which the leader of the tribe was healing the other members of their sicknesses. This was an unforgettable experience. We continued with our journey into Namibia, where we spent one night at a fancy campsite where we scrubbed ourselves clean after a few days without washing our dirty limbs. We had an absolutely amazing time travelling through Botswana and Namibia and even though this part of the trip was over, our excitement grew when we heard what Vic Falls had in store for us.