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A Mother Daughter Horseback Safari

By Georgia Hunter From Hippos to Hornbills in Botswana's Okavango Delta Matthew held our hands as we stepped into the wobbly dug out canoe he called a mokoro. I took my perch on a wooden plank at the front, my mother on one in the back. Matthew stood between us holding a long pole. Plunging one end into the muddy bank behind us, he pushed off into the dark lagoon. Water, black as night, swirled around us. We were quiet. Aside from the plop of the pole every so often in the...