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Published: November 11th 2008
Having left the Kalahari we hit the tarmac road which runs northwards up the western side of Botswana, destined for the Okavango Delta
Because of our changed plans we had not come into Botswana via Zambia and consequently we have had to retrace ground to visit all the places we wanted. So instead of the actual Delta itself we now intended to visit the main inlet river area. We had been told of a campsite, on a lagoon close to the main river, which we could approach from the tarmac road, down a sandy track for about 10 kms. We eventually found this track which wound its way through deep sand and well spaced scrub and trees. It was very lush and green but the sand was very demanding to drive through, requiring great concentration to avoid getting stuck. There were a multitude of tracks in some places but the odd sign nailed to a convenient tree kept us going in the right direction.
Finally we arrived at the camp where we were offered a choice of 2 sites. We chose the one which had rass - a change from the more habitual sand we have had to camp
on recently! The whole site was a bit frayed at the edges, we felt, and when we enquired about boat trips for the following day we were horrified at the cost - quite exorbitant - so we decided that we would cut our losses and move on tomorrow. A great disappointment.
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