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November 2011

OKAVANGO DELTA

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Sat on the runway at Maun’s Airstrip was our GA8Airvan, a tiny eight seater aircraft waiting to take us up, for an hours flight to view the magnificent delta from the air. We climbed on board, and set off down the runway, our seats only a few inches above the hurtling tarmac. As we rose out of Maun, high above its busy streets, it wasn’t long until dusty roads turned into winding rivers. Our little plane bobbed on the warm air, floating above incredible views of a flooded world, at a height where its vastness and great diversity can be…

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Kalahari

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The Kalahari grass swayed gently in the warm breeze, its fair golden colour, brushed against a pastel sky.  Set in a small clearing in the heart of this wilderness was the simple grassy, temporary shelters of the san tribe. Often described as “the first people”.  This tranquil setting. The origin of humanity. The chief hunter, similar age to me, greeted me with a graceful smile. All he wore was a simple loincloth and a symbolic jackal skin that decorated his head. The rest of the tribe sat grouped together, fourteen of them, their faces similar, thin eyes that accompanied welcoming…

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