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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. 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...