An early morning start, with a little something to eat in our room, and a coffee for Anna, to be at the airport at 7.30. Went through security, and waited in the tiny departure hall at the airport. We’re picked up and driven to the helicopter, and our pilot Brieul (from France). It was the first time in a helicopter for all of us, so that in itself was exciting!
During our 45 minute flight over the Okavango delta we saw many animals. Normally, at this time of the year, the delta is filled with water, the animals are then easily spotted on the little islands. Now, however, there were only waterholes here and there. Alex and our pilot spotted many animals despite the lack of water. We saw large herds of buffalo, zebras, giraffe, wildebeests running away, and many, many elephants, including a baby. In one of the waterholes hippos lay closely packed together. Their skin is very sensitive, and they need water. Now they are more or less stuck in this waterhole, since the next one is too far away.