GDs Fun Flights - Okavango by Caravan

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GDs Fun Flights - Okavango by Caravan

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Post by great dane » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:00 pm

On what was actually a goodbye to African travel adventures with the Landy - we still managed to get a few flights in. My first fly-in Safari.

Yours truly after 6 nights in the Central Kalahari - 900+ km from going off the tar road in Letlhakeng till seeing tar again in Makalamabedi.
ImageLandy_22Aug18-CKGR by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Wildlife highlight in Central Kalahari was our very first Caracal - didn't look too healthy though, possibly recovering from injury (snake bite?)
ImageCaracan_18Aug18-Xaxa by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Anyway upon reaching Maun we ditched the Landy at the Wilderness Safari office and was taken across the road to a different kind of transportation (Still boxed shaped!) A2-GNU Cessna 208B Grand Caravan of Wilderness Air was waiting for us
ImageAS-GNU_23Aug18-Maun by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

An interesting machine on the deck was this Lancair Evolution - N829SJ- wouldn't mind to try that one
ImageN829SJ_23Aug18-Maun by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

On departure N778AR Gulfstream G650 and N700FL Falcon 900EX were noted
ImageBiz_23Aug18-Maun by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Our pilot Axel then took us to Xigera Camp where we were going to spend the next 3 nights. En-route we made a short stop at Chitabe to pick up a few extra pax.
ImageAS-GNU_26Aug18-Cockpit by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Emergency Tonic supply was brought in on the plane with us - all about limiting the malaria risk :sparkle:
ImageAS-GNU_23Aug18-Xigera by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Xigera was pretty close to paradise - deep in the wet part of the Delta with both Mokoro and boat trips. On one of the boat trips we came across this Olive Marsh Snake.
ImageWatersnake2 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Also noticed this Elephant doing some afternoon yoga.
ImageElephant_25Aug18-Xigera by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

And a couple Lions doing a not so concealed approach on some Red Lechwe.
ImageLion2_26Aug18-Xigera by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

To soon it was time to leave again - and to my disappointment (only one during the visit) with 13 Wilderness Caravans in Maun to choose from, A2-GNU showed up again :sad: )
ImageAS-GNU_26Aug18-Xigera by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Bad windows and hazy weather made aerial photography difficult - but caught these elephants
ImageElephant_26Aug18-Air by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

And a last view of the Delta before returning to Maun (again via Chitabe)
ImageAS-GNU-wing_26Aug18-Xigera by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Then it was back in the Safari Monster for a visit to Nxai pans and the Baines Baobabs
ImageLandy_28Aug18-Nxai by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

/M :bye1:



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:20 pm

The Great Danish strikes gold again. Thanks for sharing and it looks like a super awesome trip. Great photography you got there :goodpost:



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Post by Enuf Sed » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:20 pm

Agreed. Great read you always put together Michael. Love these trip reports :Like:



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Post by Propnut » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:38 am

GD thanks for taking us into your wonderful world of travel. The photo's are a great accompaniment to a good narration.



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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:16 am

Stunning pictures there GD, I'm envious and sad at the same time. We're going to miss you in Africa my friend.



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Post by great dane » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:30 am

Thanks guys!
87Juliet wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:16 am
We're going to miss you in Africa my friend.
Surely not as much as I will miss Africa :gooneybird:



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