Savute Elephant Camp by Orient-Express
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Travel Blogs from Chobe National Park
We stay at Savute camp for 3 days.
Soon after we arrived, putting the dirty dishes away and getting ready to do something about the "thirst", there was a commotion in the bush about 100 meters (maybe even quite closer) from our campsite. Spotlights out we try and figure out what the heck was going on... guinea fowls were falling/ …
... with trunks holding the tail in front. The odd trunk coming up for air snorkel like. At the mid point they're all pretty much submerged. An amazing sight. The bull elephant waiting on the shore until the rest have cross before he wades through.
The afternoon game drive follows the river but from the shore which gives a different perspective. See elephants. Not tens of elephants. Hundreds of elephants. An impressive sight.
... we could get away from them. By this stage we were all pretty nervous, not a word was spoken and not a muscle moved except the finger on the camera capturing the moment. The lions were being stalked by some baboons who wanted to get to the water hole and they were also being tormented by vultures who were trying to get at their carcass. We watched them chase away the vultures for about 10 minutes and then two large elephants came to the watering hole. The lions and the elephants ...
... After leaving Chobe National Park, we are heading to Namibia for the night before heading back to Botswana to the Okavango Delta from a couple of days. I'm writing this on the 7 hour drive to Namibia. On the truck we were speaking to this couple in their 60s about a travel hobby of theirs. They do this thing called GeoCaching which is a bit like an outdoor round the world treasure hunt, using a GPS to hide and seek containers / codes with other treasure hunters. There ...
... the still snorting and enraged buffalo. No, he did not charge us but that old buffalo gave us the nastiest stare you can imagine.
Down the road a piece, we see a small pond. On the far side of that pond a Hamerkop (Hammerhead) is walking jauntily along the bank. We have seen the Hamerkop in Tanzania on previous safaris. I mention it here because we are told this bird builds a nest ten times larger than he needs. We will include a picture of the nest in ...
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- Swimming pool
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