Chobe National Park

While I was at Victoria Fall, I did a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana (country #55). Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s gems that is a bit off the beaten path and less visited than other safari destinations.
During the day trip, the morning was spent on a the water, tooling around on a boat, and the afternoon was by vehicle. Throughout the day, we managed to spot hundreds of elephants, tens of hippos, at least a dozen giraffes and water buffalo, crocodiles, baboons, tons of birds, and the great spotting of a leopard.

All of those dots in the back are elephants. Chobe National Park has the largest number of elephants of any park in Africa, coming in with over 50,000 elephants. These are Kalahari elephants, the largest breed of elephants in the world.A nice spotting of a large family of giraffes.How did the elephant cross the road?
The elephants in Chobe are very mellow, as they aren’t harassed as they are in some other areas of Africa.
Our fabulous sighting of a leopard, a great treat.
Kitty is thirsty.
Living together in harmony, at least for the moment.
Tons of great birds as well!
The lovely kingfisher.
More elephant!
My favorite giraffe pic.
Wonder why giraffe prints aren’t popular.

My favorite water buffalo with bird on his nose.
Hippos fabulous hippos.
Crocodile up close and personal.

Great safari adventures. Look forward to more with my husband in the next year.




  1. 'Drea on August 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Great pictures and, yeah, the one of the giraffe getting water is pretty cool. Your pictures of Victoria Falls are so gorgeous that they look doctored…

  2. Ms. Miel on August 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    ‘Drea – Thanks for your comment. I was happy with many of the photos as well, particularly the giraffe. My friend said that the picture of me in Vic Falls looked like I had been photo shopped in.

    In fact, the picture was taken with a timer; the camera resting on a tree branch. A couple came up right after the pic was taken, and they were wondering who was in the trees taking my picture! You have to be resourceful.



  3. Anonymous on August 3, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Great pics

  4. Sustainable Family Finances on October 11, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Kieran wants to say “Crocodiles eat fish. Giraffes drink water, but they can’t see people well because they have long necks. Leopards chase tigers but they don’t even eat them. Elephants don’t drink water, but they squirt it. Water buffalo always drink water, but they knock people down. Hippos even go in the water, but they can’t see pigs under the water.” I miss you and I want you to come back and stay here for a little bit.

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