Days are packed full here! Early morning (7:30 a.m.) starts so we have time for all before dusk settles in around 6:15 p.m. We left Maun on Tuesday morning and drove five windy hours to our destination in Orapa, which is on the edge of the Kalahari desert and the site of the Debswana diamond mind. Here in Orapa we stay for six nights and visit the Orapa Game Park multiple times. Students are awestruck at the animal sightings, and today it was rhino; which we saw in abundance as we explored the park setting the camera traps.
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
After a long journey, the group arrived in the Okavango Delta.
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