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.
My favorite giraffe pic.
Wonder why giraffe prints aren’t popular.
Great safari adventures. Look forward to more with my husband in the next year.