Botswana - Chobe National Park
Trip Start Feb 26, 2006
48Trip End Nov 28, 2006
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We also got to see the Lilac Breasted Roller which is the national bird of Botswana.
At mid-afternoon, we took a leisurely cruise on the Chobe river along the edge of the park. The Chobe river is the border between Namibia and Botswana, and many animals are found along the shores or crossing the river.
The number of hippos and elephants that we spotted during the cruise was amazing! There were several hippos in the water playing around with each other, and next to them were numerous elephants.
We started off seeing only 2 elephants, and as evening neared, elephant after elephant began coming out from among the trees to the river's edge for a drink. They were all lined up in one neat row on the shore and there were many cute baby elephants in the group.
We even saw one elephant on the Namibian (north) side cross the river to join the others. Elephants are actually decent swimmers, and it's amusing to see them with their trunk as a snorkel because it looks like a little periscope.