If you've watched the BBC's "Planet Earth" series, then you know that there is a segment devoted to the Okavango Delta which features amazing aerial footage of the Delta and its resident animals. The aerial footage I took with my tiny camera is not nearly as impressive, but I bet we paid a lot less for our helicopter ride! Above are a few of the videos from our ride.
Above is a video taken just after our helicopter ride. It epitomizes our trip as a whole: it's an incredible experience, but we do have to occasionally look down to make sure we don't step in a pile of poop.
The bulk of our Okavango Delta safari took place aboard a motorboat, cruising along the many waterways. The waterways are created by hippos, and they change over time. The two photos immediately above show hippos staring at our boat. Hippos can become aggressive, and they kill more humans each year than any other large animal (i.e., they kill more humans than sharks, tigers or lions, but they kill nowhere near as many humans as disease-transmitting insects like mosquitoes).