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Jacana Camp – August 2014

Aug 31, 2014  |  Botswana  |  Okavango Delta  |  Jacana Camp

Climate and Landscape
The landscape around Jacana Island is now changing every day. The Delta waters are rapidly dropping and green patches of grass are becoming visible everywhere. The days are slowly becoming longer and life on this little tropical island in the middle of the Delta is good.

The Delta sun has been coming up earlier every morning, stretching outs its golden rays over the vast open floodplains. That said, I am holding my cup of hot early-morning coffee with both hands and it is a relief to feel my ice-cold fingers slowly heating up. The weather almost tricked us into believing that summer was on the horizon, but then for the past two weeks we have gone back to putting a second blanket on the bed and wrapping the scarf...

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