Botswana is one of eleven countries considered to make up the region known as Southern Africa. Its landscape is defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. Not knowing much about the country, we always thought it was rather inhospitable. Turns out, seasonal floods can turn great parts of Botswana’s land into a lush habitat for numerous animals. Nothing depicts that better than Erwin Olmos’s latest film.
The Chilean entrepreneur was in Botswana back in August with his friend Esteban Morales. Together, they drove along the country, visiting places like the Serowe Rhino reserve, the Moremi National Park, the Chobe River and its accompanying National Park, and, of course, the Okavango Delta.
It was a tough trip, but at the same time a great experience.
Although Olmos doesn’t consider his trip to Botswana to be his most memorable trip ever – “In June, I was amazed by a piece of land called Iceland” – it did leave him with some nice memories.
I shared a lot of time with locals. The contact I made with them, was what I liked the most about this trip.
Other than that, Botswana is a country for safaris, Olmos claims. If you want to see animals: this is the place. He spent 15 days there, but thinks that less would have been enough.
I had the oportunity to take different safaris, and they are all the same. Unfortunately, there’s not much else to keep you there longer.
Isn’t it dangerous to be amid all these wild animals?
Botswana is a very safe place, and although animals are wild, the are used to people. I mean, they grow watching people watch them! And guides know a lot about their behavior.
What are your future travel plans?
I have a lot of places on my list, but not enough time or money to visit them all. My next trip will be to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, because I owed that to my 11-year-old son. I hope to someday be able to explore Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Galápagos Islands. I like to travel and meet new people and cultures. In short, I love to mix my three passions: traveling, flying and capturing footage of it all.
More video’s by Erwin Olmos can be found on his Vimeo-page.