The mokoro safari is a sedate way to travel through the Okavango Delta. We paddle along at no more than walking pace. Now and then a kingfisher spots a fish and dives straight and fast as an arrow into the water. We watch as a dozen or so elephants cross in single file, trunk to tail.
The Okavango Delta is home to some of the most endangered species of large mammal, such as the cheetah, rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta became the 1000th site inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage list. We take a closer look at this life-affirming region of Africa.
Although English is widely spoken in Botswana, a few words in the local lingo of Tswana (Setswana) won't go amiss.