@weareworldchallenge Sub-Saharan Africa 2018
Day 2: 14-7-2018
Flying over the Okavango Delta at around 35,000 feet, I watched the crystal clear sky gradually fade from a deep black, pin pricked with stars, to a stunning azure bounding the horizon with the soft orange of the rising sun. In a matter of seconds as it creeped over the horizon, the cabin was flooding with a warm red glow.
We landed in Johannesburg at 0900 local after a delicious continental breakfast inflight, and caught our 0945 connection (SA142) to Maputo, Mozambique's capital.
After arrival, we got our group money exchanged to Meticals and took a short taxi ride to Fatima's Backpackers. Nested in the bustling centre of Maputo, the bunk bed accomodation was a short walk from local supermarkets. I and three others were tasked with sourcing Mozambican SIM cards - easier said than done when the shops unknowingly closed early on that day.
Later that evening we ate out at a small takeaway - I had a very disappointing steak and cheese baguette (image wet shoe leather sandwiched in a slightly warmed cheese toastie). We returned back to Fatima's and spent our first night in Mozambique, under mosquito nets with torn holes definitely bigger than mosquitos of course ♂️.
This image captured the instant the sun rose over Botswana and Zimbabwe.
SA235 / Airbus A330-300
Over the Okavango Delta
Canon 1300D / Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM
@18mm, ISO 100, 1/160 sec, f/9.0