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Travel Blogs from Chobe National Park
... and personal. Thanks to Jay and the Chases, we were able to go on an elephant ride along the magical Victoria Falls surrounded by baboons (or bamboons as Poach would say), warthogs (or waterhogs as I would say), and impala. The elephants were so powerful but so gentle and each one had its own unique personality. Caralyn and I rode on Coco, the matriarch of the elephants. She is now 31 years old and has actually never birthed a baby. She is the ...
... amazing and so many of them. Our guide said that one elephant needs 1000 acres and they estimate there are 70,000 elephants in Botswana. Botswana is 11000 acres. They have a serious problem and they are not sure what to do about it.
Animals I saw today:
Crocodiles, Elephant, Hippos, Impala, Kudu, Hyena, Water Buffalo, Wart Hogs Lots of birds of very interesting type Monkeys and Baboons, meerkat, mongoose. Antelope.
... made more meaningful because personal touches were woven into the overviews:
December, guide - explained the different tribes of South Africa
Sam, trip leader - spoke about the history of Zimbabwe
Leigh, lodge representative - discussed South African history
Calvin, lodge manager - explained the history of Namibia
... beauty of Muchenje is being able to view large quantities of animals in one place. The graceful turn of the male kudu’s long horns caught our attention during our first drive.
This area of the Chobe River is also home to the large numbers of elephants. One family of 4 elephants begged for pictures. Two baby elephants, well protected by their guardians, were challenging to photograph. ...
... on this one, hopefully our luck picks up for tonights sunset boat cruise on Chobe River.
We boarded the boat a couple of hours before sunset on the Chobe River. The large pontoon boat was outfitted with a large bottom deck and viewing upper deck. We started down the river and right away spot Hippos in the distance. We floated slowly up to the massive grassy islands of Chobe River and watched as the giant rotund ...
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