Author – Charmain
We left beautiful Guma island camp early morning as we had a long day of traveling ahead and heard from the Lodge Manager that the tar road to Maun was in a bad way. That subsequently turned out to be a massive under statement, so much so that Anton’s rented Cruiser lost a vital nut-bolt holding the steering thingy. This was fortunately repaired in Maun.
In Maun us girls did some quick shopping to stock up our food and drinks supplies before we left for Kazikini our night stop before we headed to Moremi.
On our previous Bots trip we discovered Kazikini, a community run campsite and were so impressed by its rustic feel with its open air bathroom area that we decided to overnight there again, before the long stretch to 3rd bridge.
We were however very disappointed to find that a clear lack of maintenance has resulted in major deterioration of the facilities since our last visit in 2015.
So sad that such a unique concept has lost its alluring characteristics.
We woke up very early excited with adventurous anticipation of our first time camping in Moremi’s much anticipated 3rd Bridge camp. It was a very long drive as the roads were in bad shape after the wonderful rain Bots received about a month prior to our visit, but our vehicles and the Cheetah took it in their stride. As can be expected the wildlife and birdlife was spectacular
3rd Bridge camp with its massive trees and abundance of birds and animals was absolutely heaven, and not having to move camp for a few days was a welcome change to the sometimes hectic moving around to see as much as possible.
Moremi is spectacular lavish nature with the usual Okavango Delta waterways. The remoteness adds to the feeling of adventure and solitude.
Being suddenly surprised by an unexpected face to face meeting with a spotted hyena was …. priceless, and every night we fell asleep to the low grunts of the local hippos grazing outside our tents.
The complete isolation from the ‘civilisation’ and reality is highly recommended for true revitalisation of the soul.
We once again went on a boat trip trying to capture as much as possible from our last moments in Botswana.
Time was running out and eventually the sun set on a most memorable trip with great friends. Thanks to Elfreda and Anton for being first class friends and looking forward to meeting up in Iceland in 2020.