Once deserted Botswana was one of the most backward countries in the world and lived only through livestock. But in the 70s of the last century, deposits of diamonds were discovered here – and Botswana has changed forever. This country with the highest standard of living of all African countries promised us new amazing discoveries – and did not deceive.
Day one or two. Maun. City of Grooms
In Maui, get all those who are interested in Botswana safari, that is, all tourists. Many stay here for the night, some immediately fly by private jets to those isolated places, thanks to which Botswana is known as the last wild corner of southern Africa. The country’s government welcomes only upscale and high-budget tourism. Continue reading
It was here, in the area of Aldabra Atoll, that Jacques-Yves Cousteau directed his film The World of Silence, which brought him worldwide fame. It was here, near the island of Denis, where the depth reaches 1800 meters, many world fishing records were set. Most likely there are no more blessed waters on earth. Throughout December, we went out with the fishermen until dawn to catch small fish, and with the first rays of the sun, when the thick gentle waves seemed to be pulled by copper-gold foil and sweetly intoxicating the smell of waking seaweed, begin the hunt for a blue, striped or black swordfish – marlin. And there were no happier days in my life, although it was not possible to set a record and the biggest marlin I caught on the 31st did not reach 80 kilograms (their weight can exceed 400!). Continue reading