The world below from above… It's like a woven tapestry of colours, shapes and tones. For me flying over Botswana and the Okavango Delta in a light aircraft was nothing short of captivating - my head firmly placed against the little windows to try and take it all in.
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Even in the depths of a drought in the summer months (when the rains should come) the water manages to wind its way across the plains and sustain the lives of the wildlife that roam throughout the Delta region.
You get a different perspective on the sheer size of the region you are visiting; what you think are small pants are actually tall palm trees stretching upwards. A recent fire to part of the area allowed for the contrast between black, brown, green and blue hues, sometimes looking like out of this world landscapes.
Afraid of flying? Well, this is one way to get over that rather quickly! Just remember what awaits you at the end of the short hop and the opportunity to see wildlife even from this height. Your pilot is more than experienced and actually, I had smooth flights all the way.
There’s no 'service' onboard, so make sure you pack some water and snacks if you think you'll need. 'Hops' generally aren't any longer than 30 minutes between camps and lodges so you shouldn't need a bathroom break, but if you do - there is one!
And by all accounts - it's not that noisy; you can have a conversation with the person beside you or even behind you.
SOFT BAGS - we can't stress enough when flying via light aircraft - the planes are small (see the image below, this is the sum total of luggage space)!
Light Aircraft Flights in Botswana by Uyaphi.com