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It is pitch dark when there is a tap at the door. It's better than an alarm, but still so early. I feel a bit like a Sara Lee pastry as I'm dressing for our morning game drive - layer upon layer upon layer. A cup of tea and some pre-breakfast and then we're off.
The sun is just coming up and we are sitting in an open-top jeep and ...
... screams down and snatches what looks like a quail in its talons. Next up is a kudu that presents a beautiful profile in the morning sunlight. Off in the distance a pair of Oryx watch us watch us warily, ready to bolt if we so much as move towards them. JR has a treat for us this morning. He slowly moves us into the tall grasses and we come upon four cheetahs, all brothers of about three ...
... up in the air, turn around and run!
We were now nearly at the gate, when we had to stop for a couple of elephants to cross the road in front of us. The little one ran across the road, shaking his head and trunk side to side.
On the way back from the gate, we stopped to watch an adult elephant hiding behind a large bush. Only his head was visible as he ate leaves. Nothing else was seen on the way back to the ...
... off in different directions. I was honestly more interested in seeing animals than counting the different bird species. We didn't drive very far at all before Paul stopped the car and everyone else got excited about the birds. They all had their binoculars and bird books. There were many discussions and debates about various birds.
While they watched and identified the birds, I enjoyed the dazzle of zebras that came to the dam to drink. ...
... it's the Setswana (the language) word for an inhabitant of Botswana) and soon after independence, Botswana has moved from one of the poorest countries in Africa to a middle income country, largely because of the discovery of diamonds and more recently uranium.
We went to three different ATMs and were not successful in coaxing money from any of them.
Linda, a physiotherapist friend of Rosamund in her physiotherapy days, put us up in ...