Being a safari guide is not just khaki shorts and people carrying binos and rifles, but it is all about hosting, entertaining, advising others and taking guests to areas of interest like parks and game reserves.
An hour before sunrise I found myself perched 12 meters up an enormous spruce of open mopane ridge dotted with ebony and sycamore fig trees, with no moon in the overcast sky, darkness and silence enveloped.
It was the end of another beautiful day in paradise. Ice cold beer and marsh mellows by the fire was a fitting end to another long day. Posh and Dickson had traveled around the most of Botswana.
After 3 nights four days game driving with Darrel and Paul who booked me privately here in Botswana as their guide, doing camping, we opened a few cold ones for the festive ride back to camp.
It's late afternoon here in the Okavango Delta, Shinde camp, over looking Shinde lagoon with Maunachera main channel flowing about 300 meters from the west to the easternly direction making its way to Xakanaxa Khwai.
Sweat trickled into my eyes as I gazed longingly down the deep greenish blue Okavango delta waters. It’s so beautiful, so so clear. Would I have I any saliva left, I would have been drooling just thinking about crystalline coolness.
The swamp boys, Okavango Delta, Botswana. It’s early in the evening at around seven I am driving across a recently filled up channel. From a distance we could see a troop of baboons that were groamming to each other.