Botswana to the rhythm of the river.
A travel story created by Atelier Africa Safaris
Hopping around Botswana!
This trip actually started a couple of days ago in neighbouring country Zimbabwe where we arrive at Victoria Falls International airport. After a short stay there crossed the Chobe River into Botswana and boarded a locale Safarilink flight from Kasane Airport.
Although the brand new building looks to have international standards, it doesn’t really work at full capacity yet, as in the metal detector plug was not even plugged into the socket.
But greeted by a good-looking bush pilot in shorts, we soon flew at only four hundred feet above the savannah. We are struck by the brown green and blue colour palette, the vast expanse and the unimaginable void; no roads, no settlements.
The warning from our pilot for ‘some bumps’ was no joke, the toy airplane is buckling and shaking. Two stopovers and ninety minutes later we land on an unpaved, dusty track where the terminal is a wooden shed. Some joker painted ‘Terminal 5’ on the welcome plate.
A few giraffes watch unmoved at a distance. Next to them, a moss-green Toyota Land Cruiser, our transfer to Vumbura Plains. Once inside the vehicle we get informed that we’ve been upgrade and will be staying at the Little Vumbura Camp, located on a small island in the middle of the river.