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Monday, March 15, 1999
Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana
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Xakanax, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana:
Latitude: 19° 10' 54" South
Longitude: 23° 24' 51" East
Altitude: 3328 feet
From Seattle: 11012 miles
Lodging: Camp - Xakanax

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Today's Travel:
Country: Botswana
Region: Ngamiland
Weather: Partial Sun / Rain / Partial Sun

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Crane Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Greater blue-eared starling Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Impala Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Crocodile Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Impala Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Delta Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Birds Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Stork Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Stork in flight Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Reeds and reflected sky Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants in the water Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Elephants Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Delta Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Delta Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Evening delta Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

Evening delta Boat, Xakanaxa Lagoon, Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Okavango Delta), Botswana

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 704
Linear Dist: 139197
Countries Visited: 51
Regions Visited: 197
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Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 93
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2687
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Journal Entry:
Spent the morning driving around random trails - nothing extremely exciting but still a lot of animals and a lot of fun. The much searched for Third Bridge (it was supposed to be beautiful) is nothing exciting, just a bunch of cut logs laid over a stream, just like every other bridge we've seen in the park.

Late afternoon returned to the camp for a boat trip we arranged this morning. It was beautiful on the delta. We saw tons of birds, and it was just incredibly peaceful. The highlight of the trip was two elephants who crossed the water right in front of us, then decided we were to close and charged us. The other bit of excitement was when we were watching two hippos and they disappeared under water - and didn't surface. Eventually the driver got worried about what they might be up to and we took off - fast. Today might be a record for the number of photos I've taken.

Back at camp we made diner. After diner we saw something big dog size but not sure what. Left everyone a bit scared and me feeling very exposed in a tent on the ground...


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Botswana
CIA World Fact Book: Botswana

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