02 Dec Botswana training course
Shani Preller writes:
“I recently came back from Botswana after spending a wonderful month in the Okavango Delta, helping Okavango Guiding School (OGS) out with their Fgasa Level 1 course.
There were eight students on the course and they all did exceptionally well. I want to congratulate each and every one of them and wish them all the best of luck for the future!
The Okavango Delta is synonymous with large pods of hippos, crocodiles, huge herds of elephants and thousands of buffaloes.
However, due to the floods which Botswana experienced earlier this year, the area which is covered with water is almost 22 000km², whereas the usual amount is something like 8 000km²!
This affected the game movements drastically because now there is still water available in places which would have been otherwise dried out already.
We were very lucky in seeing two big lion males (with very fat bellies); an amazing breeding herd of elephants and birds for Africa!
The Delta is definitely the place to be if you are a keen birder…
I want to take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!”