Looks like the Delta is going to have another bumper year, with water levels already over the peak flood of last year, really wouldn't want to be there on safari at the moment, or anytime before November.
Taken from the Little Vumbura newsletter:
"The rain has caused huge confusion with the water levels in the Delta. The water rose 300 mm in three days and absolutely swamped our roads and made the island almost inaccessible via our boat station near camp. The solution was simple though as we began boating to camp via our floodplain channel directly from the airstrip - three months earlier than we should have though. The water level is at present 10 mm lower than last year's annual inundation peak but two weeks ago was actually higher. Things are however returning to normal, but we fear if the remaining rain water does not begin to evaporate at a faster rate we are in for a substantial inundation this season."
The only upside is the current flood levels are tracking much lower than last year, though I can see a real bumper year in the making. Not great for operators who are clearly already struggling with all these multiple discounts etc.
Link to the current flood data http://www.orc.ub.bw/
Quite an interesting comparison is to look at the flood images
In the top left, you see the dark patches on the Kavango river, where the floods are starting to push down.
High Waters during last June http://lance-modis.e...2173.terra.250m