Okavango

Crossing the Okavango Delta: 2017

This is the first post from the 2017 delta crossing expedition of the Okavango Wilderness Project. Relive previous trips, see photos and videos, and explore the adventures through maps. By Luke Manson I’m sitting in a tree on an island ...

Okavango Team Arrives at Camp, Following Plan B(ee)

What a journey, but we have arrived! After tackling our way through the forest, many fallen trees in the road, we have arrived at the source lake of the Cuito river. The team has jumped to it and put together ...

Okavango Wilderness Project Hits the Road. And the Mud.

We’re on our way! It’s incredible to be back up in the central eastern highlands of Angola to continue the essential work towards protecting this ecologically important region. Our focus this expedition is to deepen our relationship with ...

Latest Okavango Wilderness Project Expedition About to Kick Off

Photo courtesy Liz Hilton When they put the sticker on the Land Cruiser, you know things are about to get good. The first expedition for 2017 of the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project is about to begin, and the final preparations ...

Capsized by a Hippo on the Okavango Expedition

Steve Boyes is a conservation biologist and National Geographic explorer. He is dedicated to the preservation of the Okavango Delta, the last wetland wilderness in Africa. He and his brother, Chris Boyes, led an expedition over 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) down the ...

Join Live Twitter Chat With Explorers in the Okavango Delta

Paddling, paddling, paddling, paddling! We made good distance today down the panhandle. #okavango15 http://t.co/Chr3EUiZQU — Into the Okavango (@intotheokavango) August 13, 2015 The Okavango delta is possibly as close as Earth comes to having an actual “Land That Time ...

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #23

“Life in us is like the water in a river.” Henry David Thoreau The Okavango is the beating heart of Africa, home to an estimated 50% of the world’s elephants, most of the world’s hippo, and crucial populations of ...

“Beyond Boundaries” Into The Wilderness

INK Talks is an inspirational conference platform committed to spreading disruptive ideas and inspiring stories from the most unexpected sources. At INK 2014, the speakers were asked to describe why and how they were going “beyond boundaries” in their own work ...

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #22

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi Earlier this month many of us, delighting ...

Exploration to Conservation Through Underwater Robotics

Some of the strongest validation that conservationists get towards the need to protect a certain area comes directly as a result of exploration of that area. Through exploratory expeditions, we get to see the magnificence and scientific significance that these ...

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled ...

#okavango14: Highlights Of Google HangOut In Okavango Wilderness!

In late-August, we conducted a 17-day, 340km research expedition in dug-out canoes or “mekoro” across the Okavango Delta. It had taken us almost a week to get to “Out There Island” just 30min before this live Google+ Hangout On Air ...