We drove across the salt pan to get to Kubu Island, which is surrounded by one of the world's largest salt pans. In the dry season, which is now, there is no water and you can see white sand for miles. In the wet season, it is known for its flamingo gatherings. Students enjoyed exploring this surreal landscape. Giant ancient baobob trees are all over the island. The surrounding community considers Kubu Island a sacred place and make trips to the island to make offerings.
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!
Rhino tagging and featuring highlights from Pat's camera