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Amphibian adventures in Botswana

International escapes 12 months ago

The Okavango worked its magic and it wasn’t long before we were trailing our fingers in the cool waters, oohing and aahing at the elephants.


22 Mar 2020
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Amphibian adventures in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in Botswana. Picture: iStock

There is a scene in the Vietnam war movie, Apocalypse Now, where a riverboat crewman who doubles as his comrades’ “chef” gets off the vessel to search for fresh herbs in the jungle. He nearly gets his head taken off by a tiger and later, badly shaken, utters the words: “Never get out of the boat, man, never get out of the f—ing boat!” Some people say I had a misspent youth and for a significant part of it I lived on the banks of the Kavango River in northern Namibia, about 20km from the Botswana border. My mates and...

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