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As of today, I have seen the Big Five! Iâ€™d seen buffalo, rhinoceros, lions and elephants on previous game drives, and today I saw a leopard!
I was the second person in our truck to spot the leopard skulking around the acacias. We caught glimpses of it every time it darted from one copse of trees to another for cover.
Our group was split into two trucks, and people in the second truck didnâ€™t see the leopard. I sensed a little resentment later on when both our trucks stopped in the path of a dung beetle and someone said â€śWe didnâ€™t see a leopard, but we did see a bug push a ball of sh*t up a hill!â€ť
We also saw plenty of piles of sh*t in the Okavango Delta â€“ at least, thatâ€™s what they looked like.
We didnâ€™t see any hyenas the next day, even though we walked around the island in the morning and the evening.
Something we did need our imaginations for was picturing how big the delta is. We only saw a very small section of it on foot. By air, the delta looks even more spectacular. I know, because the next day, a few of us flew over the delta in a Cessna. The flight was a lot nicer than any of us had imagined it would be. I sat next to the pilot, which gave me frontrow seats when the pilot dove so close to the ground, the reeds must have been almost scraping the bottom of the plane. We saw more game from the air than we did on foot: a buffalo herd, giraffes, lions, elephants, crocodiles and hippos. If you have enough money, go on a delta flight! If you donâ€™t have enough money, borrow some!