We have now left the Okavanga Delta. But not before a rather incredible stay at the Shinde Lodge. This lodge is run by the Ker & Downey Group, which is a very large safari tour operator in Botswana. It is a an amazing five star lodge that is right in the middle of the delta. We landed on their private dirt runway, which you can see below:
During our stay there, we saw every type of animal that I had hoped to see, including lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants and a whole bunch more! I took over 300 pictures and couldn't stop shooting... Here are a couple of my favorites:
After leaving Shinde, we made a quick stop @ Kasane, where we got fuel and cleared outbound customs for Botswana and then headed off for the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.
I had always wanted to do an overflight of Victoria Falls and on this leg I finally got my chance. But our flight plan had us doing clockwise 360s around the falls. So in order to get the best view, I decided (with Paul's encouragement) to fly as PIC from the right seat! The view was absolutely breathtaking. You can see for yourself below:
We are planning a day and half here at the falls and then will be off to the next lodge soon. Who knows what kind of animals (or runways) will be there!