We have arrived in Eretsha, which is a village of approximately 1,500 people in the Okavango Delta. After a long bus ride we arrived in the dark around 7:00 pm. and got ourselves set up in tents. Temperature here is mild in the morning and heats up through the day. Students are getting settled in their new “home” for the next seven days and are preparing for their field exercises.
Saying goodbye to our Eretsha friends
Tsodilo Hills is a UNESCO world heritage site in Botswana
Students had a chance to engage with the village members during a drumming/dance performance as well as during a visit to the school. Then we had one last game drive in the Delta.
Students prepared questionnaires for a survey to obtain information from residents of Eretsha, a remote village in northern Botswana in the Okavango Delta
We viewed at least 15 species (not including birds) during an all-day game drive in the Okavango Delta.
Majestic mokoro trip in the late afternoon
Motion sensor cameras reveal wildlife patterns and habits
Today marks the half-way point of our Botswana Odyssey!
An island surrounded by a massive salt pan
Rhino tagging and featuring highlights from Pat's camera