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Into the Okavango

Using the skills of the local Bayei people, Steve Boyes and his team embarked on an astonishing expedition from Angola to the Delta by mokoro. Here he tells Maria Airey about their experiences and achievements

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

As a biologist and explorer, even though it seems bizarre that someone would identify themselves as an ‘explorer’ in the 21st century. However, we are all adventurers in the wilderness.

YOU ARE THE FOUNDER OF THE OKAVANGO WILDERNESS PROJECT. WHAT ARE ITS AIMS?

It has been recently renamed the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project. Our founding objective was to explore the upper catchments of the Okavango River Basin in Angola and support the establishment of new protected areas capable of preserving the natural flow of the Okavango, Cuando-Kwando and Zambezi river systems.

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Transfixed by Ethiopia • Lake Kariba • Kolmanskop, Namibia's ghost town • South Africa on a shoestring • Looking for lemurs in Madagascar • Kenya's keepers of the wild • Why Bengweulu is so bewitching • Remote Ruaha • Sail away to St Helena • Chimps in Uganda • Picture-perfect Tuli... and much more!