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Walk in Africa / Birds  / The Okavango in the wet season
27 Feb

The Okavango in the wet season

I have just completed a fantastic safari in The Okavango Delta of Botswana. This magical paradise is my favourite place on earth.viagra canadian pharmacy

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At present it is the rainy season up here and while this makes driving more challenging the rewards are bountiful. For a start everything is lush and green and most animals have recently given birth.

Also the flowers are out in abundance. Most impressive was the Impala Lily (Gloriosa superba) which also happens to be the national flower of Zimbabwe. Although this plant is poisonous it is also of medical importance and since it contains colchicine in some places it is used to treat gout.

And of course the migratory birds are here at the moment and they are magnificent! Another of my favourites which we saw was the Carmine Bee-Eater. These birds are intra-african migrants which lay their eggs in nests burrowed into sand banks.

As soon as I get the hang of uploading to you-tube and interfacing with my blog, I’ll post some fun videos of us crossing serious water in our indomitable Landcruisers. So please watch this space.

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