So, I have returned from a whirlwind adventure across Southern Africa, and it was sprinkled with magical wildlife encounters from start to finish. There will be plenty to write about, but for now I am grappling with jet lag, my reintroduction to work, and the preparation of site reports for my colleagues.
In the meantime, I leave you with a shot of northern Botswana’s stunning waterways at the heart of the Okavango Delta. It was taken as I sat in a newfangled and eco-friendly dug-out canoe, or mokoro, made out of fibreglass instead of wood, inching leisurely past the abundant papyrus and reeds as the sun was setting. We had to get out of the water before dark as the hippos would spring into action then, plodding their way towards the mainland to start feeding on grass. Thankfully, the sun took its time, aided by the fact that Botswana has one of the world’s flattest topographies, and we were able to savour the colours of dusk aplenty.