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Mokoro on The Okavango Delta

By Dan@Grasstracks | January 13, 2011

Mokoro poler and papyrus I have always had a certain attraction for the Okavango Delta.  I've always wanted to float across the water, its surface carpeted in water lilies and see the delta as a hippo may see it: at eye level.  I have always been fascinated by the marshy landscape dotted with palms, the clear water, tall papyrus and the possibility of coming across a hippo or an elephant.  I also find the contrast…

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Maun, Botswana A True Frontier Town

By Dan@Grasstracks | January 4, 2011

The location of Maun, Botswana in southern Africa and an aerial photo showing Maun along the Thamalakane River Maun, Botswana is a small African frontier town referred to as the gateway to Botswana’s world class safari circuit offering the best wildlife viewing you will ever experience. This dusty town has the atmosphere of a village but is actually Botswana’s fifth largest city with over 50,000 inhabitants and contains an eclectic mix of modern buildings and…

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An Elepant Dies on the Makgadikgadi Pan

By Dan@Grasstracks | December 21, 2010

After leaving Cape Town, South Africa we traveled by air to Maun, Botswana to prepare for our seven day safari into the Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Marsh, Chobe National Park, and finishing in Livingstone, Zambia where we visited Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world. While waiting to start our safari in Maun we decided to rent a four wheel drive pickup and travel the 70 or so miles to the Makgadikgadi…

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Cape Town, South Africa a Truely Cosmopolitan City

By Dan@Grasstracks | December 14, 2010

  The V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background and Capetown and Table Bay as viewed from Table Mountain We started our recent excursion to Africa in Cape Town, a beautiful city with a population of over 3 million people, making it South Africa’s second most populous city and at over 900 square miles it’s largest in land area. Cape Town is located on Table Bay at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula.…

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Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

By Dan@Grasstracks | December 7, 2010

Traveling is so exciting, and our October trip to southern Africa, including Botswana and South Africa, was no exception. My partner Dan Hopkins and Ashwini Kumar, a mutual friend, started our journey in Cape Town, South Africa. A beautiful city perched at the base of Table Mountain along South Africa’s magnificent South Atlantic Coast. While there, the three of us toured with White Shark Ecoventures out of Gansbaai, South Africa on a great white shark…

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