tagged Botswana, elephants, okavango delta and watering hole
Our intention was to drive to the Okavango Delta until we found out the roads would likely be flooded in parts. And even if they aren’t flooded right now, the roads are rough and slow going. We were also told that it’s easy to get lost since there are few signs to mark the way. So with all the warnings, we took a 1.5hour charter flight, rather than days and days by 4×4. From our tiny four-seater charter plane we could see elephants, hippos and giraffe.
The photo above: you can see tons of these small watering holes as you fly overhead. Interestingly, these are first created by elephants who wallow in small puddles of mud which creates bigger puddles and eventually becomes a watering hole for not only elephants, but all animals. The little white trails leading to the watering hole are also created by elephants. From the plane you can see all of these white trails connecting one watering hole to another. It’s quite a sight.