An epic expedition into the Okavango

Into The Okavango Expedition Team PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Into The Okavango Expedition Team PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

National Geographic and Wild Bird Trust just completed an epic crossing through the world’s largest, last undeveloped and wildest Kuvango-Okavango River basin. Intrepid Mmegi Staffer THALEFANG CHARLES spent the last two weeks of the expedition with the team and reports from the banks of the Boteti River

After six mekoro capsized, one hit by a grumpy lone hippo, 119 days in the river of poling, pulling, pushing and paddling, expedition leader Dr Steve Boyes still looks calm and as focused as ever.

It is the final sunset on the Boteti River and they expect to reach ‘the end of water’ before the next sunset.

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