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... Given the 40 degree heat, the last place we planned to go was our tent, and given our location and repeated warnings not to leave the camp for safety reasons, it was an incredibly hot, sweaty and boring day. Finally 5pm rolled around, and we were off on our bush walk, to walk alongside the wild animals and see what we could find. We walked past a line of trees and were met by parched land that had been burnt to a crisp by fire - this is done to clear the weeds and ...
... the penis, both signs of aggression.
We feel surrounded by animals in this intimate setting. Besides the elephant, there are baboons who wake us in the morning with their fighting and/or defecating on top of the tent. Birds too numerous to name. A bush buck who sleeps in the grass by the path from the main tent to the washroom. Hippopotamus in the channel in front of the camp. And last night, a pair of male lion wandered through at around 3 AM, waking most ...
... at the Okavango river. The only guy
who was lucky was our boat driver.
At night I had long talks about life at the campfire with Japie. Japie’s wife
passed away in December. Don't hev to explain that the talks , watching the
African television (camp fire) were intense and good.
Time to leave the panhandle after an early rise. I thought Japie woke me up at
03:45 but there is a 1 hr time difference between Botswana and Namibia. Bugger.
... he jokes, playing on two of his greatest vices in life, cigarettes and meat.
The second topic is the ultimate superiority of his beloved Subaru Forrester. He would happily spend hours describing each of it's many qualities to any willing listener. To say it has become his third child would be accurate and like any parent with their children he is fiercely protective of it.
... for the journey! We made our way through the reeds which stood a good meter high, in parts there were tracks through the reeds where the boats had been before and big pools where we found the hippos! You could hear there before you saw them, we must have got about 30-40 meters closer to them and there were maybe 4/5 in the pool. It was hot, sunny and humid and so so peaceful! The water was around 1-3 meters deep depending on the flow of the river and was covered ...