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Satellite phone update at Savute Marsh

Satellite phone update at Savute Marsh

On a rest day now at Savute Marsh, with excellent sightings of lion and leopard as we gather our notes and observations. We look forward to our next walking sectors in the Eastern Okavango, where we anticipate much more interaction with communities and their conservation issues.

The last 350kms have been on water, in mekoros and kayaks, through the western and central Okavango Delta. The past few weeks were focused on finding our way through these labyrinthine channels and the towering papyrus. This would not have been possible without the generosity of professional and vastly experienced guides and conservationists. Our sincere thanks to…

— John Sandenbergh and Jeff Gush from Kayaktive Adventure Safaris…for your enthusiasm for the conservation goals of TRACKS, your generous supply of such stable and suitable crafts, your excellent navigational skills, and your extreme caution shown with hippo and crocs!
— PJ Bestelink for your mekoros, and your uncanny understanding of the ways of the Okavango waters that got us thru the Selinda spillway (despite it being the first time you had been to that area!)
—Grant Woodrow from Wilderness Safaris and the staff at Duma Tau and Linyanti Tented Camp for their incredible hospitality.

The team changes now, with Clifford and Murray leaving us — you’ve been great on this sector! Joining the TRACKS team will be Mike Chase and Kelly Landen of Elephants Without Borders, and filmmaker James Brundige from Colorado who will help us continue to document the stories and issues as we hike, meet, and talk with local conservationists and communities.

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