In search of the source of the Okavango #16
Living the Overlander’s Dream. Botswana
Almost punch-drunk from the intensity that was Angola, I enter Botswana, a country very familiar to me. This episode begins at Shakawe, where the Okavango River enters Botswana, and from here will will follow its course until we find its end, some weeks away, somewhere in the Kalahari. In this episode we also visit the fabled Tsodilo Hills, last home of true San Bushmen, where I purchase some authentic bead necklaces for my daughters. I am joined by Kalahari writer and expert, Mike Main.
"This is some of the best adventure travel TV I've ever made, and remains the best major expedition I have yet undertaken." Andrew S White.
An epic 4x4 overland expedition where Andrew St Pierre White goes on a quest to find the source of the Okavango River. This river, as it turns out, is also the source of his love of overland travel and expedition life.
This series of videos is a nostalgic look at what made an English boy fall in love with Africa. Andrew retraces his steps recalling the time when having been taken to the Okavango. This 66-day expedition is a solo trip through Namibia, Angola and Botswana. Andrew is one of a very small group of TV adventures that is not backed up by a team of TV crew and their supporting entourage. Andrew truly goes it alone.
In the upcoming programs, Andrew reaches the Kunene, the river dividing Namibia with Angola to its north, he meets a group of travellers waiting to take him into Angola. His quest is to find the source of the Okavango, deep in the highlands. He then carries with his a bottle of water from its source, all the way, deep into the Okavango Delta. In the final episode, in the final trickle in a riverbed, he then watches as his water disappears into the desert, deep in the Kalahari. An epic tale of overland adventure.