The guides made me a gift the second afternoon while I was sitting around camp. It was a baboon head with horns tied to it. I’m not sure why they gave me the gift. I wondered about the symbolism behind it. Was it a curse? Was it tribute? Was it simply a gag? Was it something they did while they were really bored? I was the only one who got a gift like this. I tied it to the top of my tent so that it could ward away evil spirits at night. I would have loved to take it home, but I really didn’t have any room in my bag for it and I have a policy of not dragging stuff home with me, except small trinkets for Ethel and the rest of the family. In the end I left it in a bush where my tent was located. So, if you are in the Okavango Delta and see a baboon head with horns, think about me.