Set adrift in Africa’s waterworld

By William Sutcliffe

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William Sutcliffe spends time in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, at the hands of a mokoro ‘punter’ named Justice.

Sutcliffe describes the Okavango as a twitchers paradise and cartographers nightmare given the fact that no one can decide if it should be green or blue on a map; it is an inland delta whose annual flooding is dependent on the weather in Angola, neighbour to the north. Sutcliffe tells of a strange parallel between Cambridge’s famous punts and the Okavano’s mokoros, ‘the main difference’, he adds, ‘is that here the baying monsters swarming around you are best kept at bay with a rifle’.

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