Sunday, November 27, 2011
We are back from our trip into the Okavango Delta, one of the largest inland Delta's in the world. It was a spectacular trip. We explored the Delta from mokoros (traditional dug out canoes), navigated by a poler (community member skilled in steering a canoe using a long pole), and guides. We traveled through lily pad covered waters, listened to the territorial hippo call, and observed a herd of elephants and a dazzle of zebras. Our evening was serenaded by traditional song and dance of our polers and guides. Overall, the students loved the experience. It provided time to relax, enjoy the rhythm of nature and take a breath together before final exams, papers and projects this week.