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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Okavango Delta

Hillary and Roger have come and gone allowing us to share in a whirlwind tour of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Mafikeng South Africa.  They arrived last Saturday afternoon and flew out this evening.  We flew to Maun last Sunday evening and stayed overnight there.  We then flew into the Delta the next morning in a light 4 passenger airplane.  Flights are not allowed into the Delta after 4:30 pm.  The Okavango

The OkavangoDelta is the largest inland delta  in the world and is a mass of intertwined rivers, hippo ponds and islands.  We were able to see many of the animals that make their home in Africa while we were there. We used a dug out log canoe named the mukura as a transport from the island where our tents were through the hippo ponds to a large island where we then walked for a couple of hours hoping to see and seeing wild animals in their natural habitat.  We were able to see elephants, hippos, buffalo, impalas, wart hogs,zebras, Reebok, wildebeests, mole rats, huge termite mounds, baboons, monkeys and a variety of bird life.  What amazed us was the fact that we were able to walk among these animals and as long as we respected their space we had no fear.  It helped me to understand how the lamb and the lion could lie down together during Christ's Millennial reign.

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