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Chobe National Park – Botswana, Africa
Our second big animal stop on the trip was along the Chobe River in Botswana at Chobe National Park. It is here in Northern Botswana that you will find perhaps the largest concentration of elephants in all of Africa. In addition to viewing a healthy portion of the estimated 50,000 elephants in the park, we were fortunate to see hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and much more. Each time you see one of these incredible animals for the first time, it creates a memory that lasts a lifetime. Call it cheesy, but of the thousands of animals that we’ve seen on this trip, without blinking an eye we both can vividly describe the scene where we encountered our first of each species.
Chobe River SafariOur first evening in Chobe was spent cruising down the river on an open, barge-like boat searching for animals coming down to the water to drink and cool down. The cruise offered the best elephant viewing we had in all of Africa, including the opportunity to take photos from a completely different perspective than the normal safari truck. Here are some of our favorite elephants that we encountered on the water, a little hippo surprise and some of the other aniamls we saw from the boat. Enjoy! Continue Reading The Full Post >
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Before leaving on our tour, I had heard about the Okavango Delta. Given this, my prior research, and the attention it received on our tour itinerary, I knew that the delta would certainly be a highlight. And in fact, it was.
The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland River Delta. All of the water that flows into the Delta ultimately evaporates or is absorbed into the Earth. Trying to put the size of the Delta in perspective is difficult, but at 17,000 square KM, it is enormous. The Delta is located in Northern Botswana (map) and due to its unique ecosystem and the animals that live there, it is perhaps in the Top 5 things to see in Africa!Continue Reading The Full Post >
Khoisan Bushmen – Ghanzi, Botswana
We were lucky to spend one of our afternoons in Botswana with a group of Khoisan Bushmen. A group of extremely friendly and fun Khoisan walked us through the bush for a couple of hours, introducing us to different elements of the local landscape and their culture. Hanging out with people that lived as differently as we could imagine from where we come from back home was very thought provoking and a great compliment to all of the natural exploration we had been doing in Africa.
Hopefully the photos below give you a sense of what it was like to walk together with the bushmen in Botswana.Continue Reading The Full Post >
AV Trip Photo – Delta Orange – Okavango Delta, Botswana, AfricaI had always heard about how amazing the sunsets in Africa were. But, you will never see or have the feeling of an African sunset without being there. Get a move on!
This picture is proof of just how incredible the sunsets are. This is not the first African sunset we have shared and it certainly won’t be the last … enjoy.