Saturday, March 4, 2023

Out of Africa Day 7

Chobe River
We grabbed a to go box breakfast at our lodge as Mehluli picked us up at 7:00 AM to drive us to the Botswana border. There he handed us off to another driver who would take us into this country. We had to go through the border post at Kazungula. 

We first had to disinfect our shoes, followed by an inspection of our passports. We then proceeded to a second building where our Visas were reviewed. It was all a relatively quick process. The driver proceeded on to a dock on the Chobe River for the first part of our day's adventure.

our boat
It was just the four of us on the boat in addition to the captain. That was very nice as we could stay with any birds or animals as long as we liked to take pictures. We saw many birds and ducks. crocodiles, hippos, water monitors, and lots of elephants. It was fantastic!
Chobe River wildlife
After a couple hours on the water we were treated to lunch before our next guide came to pick us up for a game drive in Chobe National Park. It is Botswana's first national park, and covers 4,500 square miles. It is noted for its wildlife, particularly its large elephant population.

On this drive we encountered impalas, giraffes, baboons, hippos, warthogs, and many more elephants. It was a wonderful way to wrap up our last day of this trip. 

Chobe National Park

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