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  • Expedition #Okavango14: the gateway to the Wilderness

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    In August 2014 we embarked on the first ever live-data expedition across the Okavango Delta. This was a 330km transect with the Wild Bird Trust and the Okavango Wilderness Project to monitor the wetland bird populations in the area, and highlight the beauty and power of this wilderness. To access the heart of this wilderness via mokoros, we had to take a route known only by a couple of old baYei river bushmen whose fathers had used the passage for hunting in the 1950′s. Our GPS was of no value here, and we relied entirely on a secret mind map to navigate our way through the labyrinth of hippo channels that took us to the lost island of Madinari, gateway to paradise, the place the baYei spoke of in hushed tones. It was a grueling passage, dragging the fully-laden mokoros, each weighing over 200 kg, on foot through sludge and muck, flicking off leeches and pulling sharp reeds out of our feet. It felt as if the Okavango was testing our resolve, questioning why we were there. I cannot describe the feeling of joy half a day later when the reeds opened up onto flowing water and the vast floodplains of Chief's Island, teeming with wildlife. There was hardly a dry eye amongst us. #Okavango14

    Filmed by James Kydd using GoPro 3 from World of Heroes @wohza
    Edited by Garth Kingwill
    Crocodile footage by Shah Selbe
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