An occasional blog from the Margaret Smith Library, SAIAB
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
From Mekoro to Learjets - an adventure into the Angolan Wilderness
Prof Paul Skelton: From Mekoro to Learjets - an adventure into the Angolan Wilderness.
An invitation to join the Wildbird Trust 'Into the Okavango' project led to this privileged wilderness experience of a lifetime! Backed by National Geographic support and presence, the expedition of explorers, scientists, film producers, photographers and modern day IT techno-wizards aims to explore the Okavango from source to sink in a fleet of traditional mekoro (dugout canoes).
The talk describes the first month of the river adventure in which the expedition traversed the unexplored headwaters of the Cuito River and faced each day a multitude of unanticipated challenges that tested all to the very limit. Discovering the headwater fishes was a bonus!