Handcarry Only’s Okavango Delta adventure on CNN Travel

I’m terribly pleased to announce that Handcarry Only is now a contributor to CNN Travel, arguably one of the web’s leading authorities on travel and leisure. But mostly, I’m just chuffed that Handcarry Only gets to be seen by even more people around the world.

A few months ago, as part of my African adventure, I ventured in the fabled Okavango Delta in Botswana in a creaky wooden dugout canoe, ploughing through the seemingly never ending sea of reeds and spotting some hippos (which are a lot more dangerous than their somewhat friendly appearances might betray!) along the way. It was definitely one off the bucket list for me and an unforgettable experience.

Read the rest of my Okavango writeup on CNN Travel.

makoro on the okavango delta, botswana, africa

The makoro, or traditional wooden dugout canoe glides silently across the water in the Okavango Delta

polers with makoros on the okavango delta, botswana africa

A poler pilots the makoro, with a cargo of tourists. The tourist dollar is an important source of revenue for the locals.

lily pad pond in the okavango delta, botswana, africa

feet on a canoe, makoro, okavango delta, botswana, africa

Apart from occasionally getting whipped in the face by the reeds, it was a most relaxing way to travel.

polers taking a break, okavango delta, botswana, africa

The polers of the Okavango Delta

Check out the other posts and photos from my time in Africa

I left my job as an advertising Creative Director in August 2012 to travel Africa and South America for a year with my wife, documenting these beautiful places with my Fuji X-Pro1. View the rest of my RTW adventures on Handcarry Only and follow me on my journey by subscribing/following/bookmarking.

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