In search of the source of the Okavango #20
Living the Overlander’s Dream. Sellinda Spillway.
Botswana is an extraordinary country for road touring, especially in a 4x4. The convoy, trying to reach the point where the waters of the Chobe in the north-east, meet the waters of the Okavango, called Sellinda. It is only in times of flood, does this channel flow. And our guide Mike Main is determined to show us this remarkable feature. But the floods seems higher than even he expected, and our route is continually blocked by rising flood water. Will be make it? Only time will tell.
"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.