Taking a punt on the polers of Botswana’s Okavango delta

Guardian: The sound of a mokoro canoe passing through reeds is somewhere between a hiss and a swish, with long rasping notes as the hull hones itself against a sharp leaf-blade. Mix in the whirr of duck wings, the chirrup of a bee-eater, the grunt-grunt-whoop of a distant hippo, and you have the soundtrack to the Okavango delta, one of the most wonderful wetlands in the world. My point of embarkation into this aqueous paradise is Seronga in northern Botswana. As backwaters go it is both ......

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