Amphibian adventures in Botswana

Amphibian adventures in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in Botswana. Picture: iStock

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.

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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