The flowers and small water lilies are a constant in the aquatic safari camp made from Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express, outside the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. The Okavango Delta. It is one of the most fascinating and perplexing of the black continent, where the water meets the sands of the Kalahari Desert into a small universe of unique and extraordinary wildlife. This is a very good, like the nearby Serongo, to get to know the delta transported in a mokoro, small canoes traditionally constructed from a tree trunk. A boatman located in the rear pushing us easily with a pole four to five meters through wide channels. The delta begins to open there and taking thousands of branches not yet appreciate as well as in the other famous place: Maun, situated on the southwestern tip of the delta. Self-described as "the gateway of the Okavango Delta," Maun is one of the most tourist places of the country. But that, in Botswana, is almost to good: many offer many different camps to stay, banks and decent restaurants, lots of activities ... The concentration of tourists is so scarce and hotels are far apart from each other along the river sometimes hard to believe we're in a really touristy, especially when compared with the coast of Spain. This is a great starting point for a tour of two or three days in the dugout. Each supports up to two people and rower, who serves as guide. A cooperative is managing all mokoro trips, setting rotations between the rowers to benefit the entire community. The standard rates are per day, part of which goes to a common fund for community improvements. The idea is that the benefit will be divided equally. From Maun, transport us into a motor boat by one of the streams to Boro, the starting point. From there we enter the realm of water, silence, slow motion. Sitting on the floor of the boat, move by tongues of calm waters, almost motionless, completely transparent but with a reddish color. The water is often camouflaged by vegetation that invades the bed and its surface and sometimes Waterman invents the way, pushing above the reeds and water lilies, without too much difficulty. On the horizon, in the islands identified by the trees (palm, ebony or sausage tree curious) are quick to appear birds (kingfishers, herons, eagles) and some antelope. But to see larger animals still have to go deeper into the delta and land search. In some of the thousands of islands that make up the delta is home to large mammals. Water, and in the middle of the desert, is life and so the delta is one of the best places in the region to see them. Contrary to popular belief, water does not disappear delta down, not filtered. Well, not all. It is estimated that only 2% form part of the aquifers that are in the area. The vast majority evaporates (36%) or sweat (60%) consumed by plants that are born and live through it. The rest flows into Lake Ngami, in the southwestern part of the delta.  

Una de las multiples haciendas construidas a modo de castillo en el trayecto en bicicleta de Fontevraud a Saumur. Veinte kilómetros más de bicicleta desde Fontevraud y llegamos a las puertas de Saumur, una pequeña ciudad a las puertas del Loira. De esta ciudad destacan sobretodo la calidad de sus vinos, sus caballos y sus champiñones, aunque el castillo medieval que puede observarse desde cualquier punto de la ciudad también merece muchos elogios.