As usual, the inner debate was whether we should fly above or take a boat ride + hike through.
For the first option, you obviously get to cover a far more larger area, with more chances to see the animals and understand the 'overall amazing picture' of this place. However, your picture animals will look kind of 'strange' from a bird's view - if you're lucky enough to get the animals in and focused.
On the other hand - a boat ride + hike, in the 'wrong' season, may be very disappointing from the animal watching perspective, or as one traveller told us: "I thought we were the only ones there in the wilderness, and then suddenly we met more groups, which was a little disappointing". Another one said, that the 3 days in the delta, were her BEST experience so far. She LOVED it.
Since we already saw a 'bunch' of animals in previous days and places,we decided on the 45 minutes flight.
The views were amazing!! And - we got to understand African weather. In few places, some rain storms were right in front of us. The smart pilot simply avoided them and kept us in relatively good weather. We did see quite many animals, but obviously they look very small in the pictures. Overall, we were very happy we added that experience as well.
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