Deep in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta stands Dead Tree Island. We drove to the island, but for most travelers getting to the island was blocked by a seemingly impassable deep water crossing about 40 yards long and who knows how deep. When we approached the crossing, however, we were lucky enough to encounter another local safari operator who showed us the line to take through the water to the island. The line through the water was definitely circuitous, but our hired Hilux loaded down with camping kit made it through the water just fine (even if the nose of the car did dip below the water for a moment).
The island's name was immediately evident as we drove around and saw all the leafless tree branches reaching into the sky. The delta floods annually and this area in particular was one of the areas that would flood first so there was lots of little pools around the trees and very little tall grasses or brush. We would have liked to stay around the island for much longer, but as the location was about an hour from camp and there were several deep (and deeper) water crossings along the route we played it safe and returned to camp in time for sunset.