The Antarctic is usually nicknamed the ” white paradise’’, with its pristine and untouched nature. Needless to say, seen from the explorers, it is quite different.
What about the ‘’green paradise’’ ? The Okavango Delta undoubtedly deserves it and is largely comparison with its counterpart in the extreme south. Because the green makes us think of the nature directly. And in the Okavango Delta , nature is the absolute queen.
Green out of sight, which carries as far as your eyes and you allow the horizon. From the sky, it looks like a monochrome painting, green is everywhere.
At the early morning, the green serenity fills you with the majestic tranquillity of the place and its Olympian silence, only broken by birdsong, which I consider as many welcomes.
Green freshness embodied by the river, a source of extraordinary life for the abundant wildlife. The Delta is an oasis amidst the vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of Southern Africa. Its waterways are a collection of meandering channels, creating a haven for Africa’s most notable wildlife. The Okavango Delta is the spectacular result of the Okavango (Kavango) River flowing into the Kalahari Desert.
This only source of water during the dry period the Okavango Delta attracts thousands of animals creating one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife.
Wildlife? Rather quiet at first sight. But turns surreptitiously during your discovery through the meandering delta with the traditional boat, the Mokoro, moving noiselessly , just continuing its walk over the water and pushed at a regular rate by your guide. Along the way, if you are lucky enough, you should see crocodiles, hippos, elephants…
Green harmony and balance represented by our eco -lodge built in the heart of the Delta and overlooking the legendary island chefs. The lodge is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique surroundings, the camp achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
All 6 tents are discretely set within the densely treed island ensuring privacy and tranquillity.
The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkway crossing the wetlands and magically lit by a series of fairylike lanterns.
The lodge is as environmentally friendly as possible. The camp runs off a massive solar-panel, which feeds power to the entire camp. Hot water is supplied through a state-of-the-art solar-heated geyser system, delivering hot water to each room.
Green is the color of hope. After a day spent in the heart of the Okavango Delta, this hope goes through your veins like this river irrigates the plains, because you really believe that these African wild beauties can be eternal.
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