Our game drive into the Okavango Delta was productive on many fronts. Students set their motion sensor cameras which will collect data over the next few days. While driving to various sights, we saw elephants, a Steenbok (smallest antelope), zebra, giraffe, warthogs, reed buck, and red lechwe. Once cameras were set our mission was to locate the lions. It took us quite a while to find them but we found two females lounging in the brush. The male lion remains elusive and had traveled too far away for us to pursue. At the end of the day, we came upon a leopard which was sitting upon a termite mound. We watched it as it was in pursuit of dinner or perhaps an appetizer. It ran into the grass, thus out of our sight. All in all a successful day exploring the magnificent sights in the Delta, the only delta in the world which flows into the sand instead of into a body of water.
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
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
Rhino tagging and featuring highlights from Pat's camera