October Report From Okavango Delta

5 October 2009 | Jo Jenkins | Safari and Beach News

The past couple of months have seen excellent wildlife in Okavango, not only on game activities but also in the camps.

The Lala Palms at Shinde are full in bloom and the dates are much sort after by the resident elephant population . These gentle giants visit the camp on regular intervals shaking the palm trees in the hope some dates will fall to the ground for them to feed upon.

Lions featured heavily on the game viewing menu, with a pride of six taking up residence around an elephant carcass on the channel. Easily visible from both land and water, the pride gorged themselves for a week.

Shinde is renowned for the refuge it provides to wearily travellers from all over the world. A couple of weeks ago this include a juvenile hippopotamus, who seeking refuge from an older bull spent some time on the fire deck reflecting on the trials and tribulations of growing up.

Written by Jo Jenkins

Jo’s enthusiasm for safari as a child when her parents worked in Zambia, then Kenya. Jo quickly fancied herself as a safari expert and has been a keen game tracker ever since. Although, more recently, she is very keen to trial many of the (more luxurious) beach lodges we now offer.

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