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... boat ride across the Zambezi followed by a second round of customs control at the other side.
Robbie left us in Zambia and would now wait 6 hours for our return. He told us that he spends his time updating his learning of French and Spanish and when that gets boring he reads a reference book on the birds of Africa!
Ten minutes later we were in Botswana, where we boarded another van that took us directly to Chobe Marina. Chobe is ...
... out, we encountered a few Tsesseve Antelope which Shadreck said were the fastest members of the antelope family.
While we found a few Lilac-Breasted Rollers (a small bird) multiple times with their beautiful plumage, we never really got close enough to one for a full-frame photo. We continued into the Savuti Marsh again and once again found the "Marsh Pride" of lions. This time, though, the 9 of them were lounging in the shade of some ...
... no other large creatures were seen for awhile. Shadreck told us about the lion pride that lived in the marsh. We passed another game viewer vehicle and the driver told Shadreck of a sighting of the "Marsh Pride" ahead. We found them. We found one male, three adult females, and five younger lions lounging in the warm grass about 10 meters away from us. After watching them for awhile, two of the adult females become alert to something in the distance (in ...
... We found a couple of cooperative hippos who provided some photo ops and close to them was a croc sitting on a ridge on the edge of a river island that gave us a "croc's-eye view" of his teeth. Passing back by the lily pad area where the Jacana's were, we saw and photographed a few cape buffalo grazing in the marsh grass. At that point, we were running short on time to make the end of breakfast and headed back to the lodge.
So within an hour, ...
... looked ridiculous!!!!
As we drive along a main highway, we follow the high voltage DC transmission line that runs East to West across Southern Africa. This highway divides a National Park and you see signs indicating warnings about hyenas, elephants and kudu. In fact at times the speed limit reduces to 60km and has huge signs with the word 'Elephants!'
Every Km closer to Botswana looks closer to the African bush Clare remembers. ...