Travelling to Botswana this April was very exciting because not only was it going back home for me, but it was also going back into the bush that I missed the most. Although I grew up in Maun and explored many places around the Okavango Delta, travelling as far as Chobe through Moremi and Savute, I hadn’t visited other parts of the Delta, such as the Linyanti area.
Maun in April usually looks lush and green from the summer rains that normally come in from December to March. However, I was quite surprised this year by how dry it looked from the air. After spending time in Maun, visiting friends and family, I was informed that the amount of rain had been rather lower than it tends to be for that time of the year, and that it hadn’t been as dry for a few years.
Below, I’ve listed the game reserves and areas of the Okavango Delta that I recently visited, and I’ve noted the impact this year’s water levels have had on a safari experience: