Gameless Game Drive in Chobe!
Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
125Trip End Jun 12, 2006
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The safari was very lame compared to Tanzania and the elephants and hippos that the park is famous for were none existent! The driver/guide wasn't up to much either. I asked him what the primates we could see were and he replied monkeys! He wasn't even correct on that generalization either as they turned out to be baboons.
There was the usual array of water birds. Cormorants, pied kingfisher, swifts and eagles.
Great food on the trip so far, I've been pretty impressed - it's certainly exceeded expectations. Tasty sausage for dinner. Breakfast had been coffee, cereal, scrambled egg and toast. Any weight I've lost on the trip so far will surely be put back on at this rate by the time I get to Cape Town!
Hygene also seems a high priority. Before serving, preparing or eating you have to wash your hands in 3 bowls. #1 soap and water. #2 detol. #3 rinse water. The same system, with the addition of a pre-scrub, also existed for the washing up the pots and pans.
Now on to the important stuff. Tried 2 Botswana beers that evening. Lt. Louis and Hansa. What a load of crap. No offense to Bud drinkers, but this stuff really did taste like Bud! I'll be sticking to Windhoek in future. Still I managed a few beers during the course of the evening. A sign of things to come maybe!
We had to listen to once of Patricks stimulating talks again that evening. This time it was on the Okavango Delta, our next destination. Every sentence ended with 'blah, blah, blah' or 'etc' where he would pronounce each letter one at a time E. T. C. I don't know how many more of these little talks I can take.