In the past few days, the #Okavango14 expedition team has traveled from Weboro to Jedibe in dugout mokoro canoes, standing as they pole to keep and eye out for wildlife. The team includes three other National Geographic Explorers, as well as local baYei tribesmen.
This audio recording from Gregg and several other members of the team gives you a taste of life in the field:
“This is one of the last places on Earth where modern humans can witness the balance of wild animals and landscape that preceded our era of construction and domestication,” according to National Geographic.
A few photos from Gregg:
“Big hippo just porpoised 10 feet from the lead Mokoro. Look for a heart rate spike tonight for Steve and Chris,” they tweeted earlier this morning.
As part of this groundbreaking expedition, they are posting wildlife sightings, environmental conditions and even their heart rates live on their multimedia website. This Friday, August 22, we’ll have a chance to enter the Okavango virtually, when the expedition team joins a live Google+ Hangout hosted by National Geographic at 10 a.m. EDT.
– Emily Wolfe