After many long months conquering the challenging west side of the African continent, the landlocked country of Botswana in southern Africa was a HUGE breath of fresh air.
I’d never thought much about Botswana before visiting the country because you always relate Africa with Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania. Despite it’s less popular name, Botswana blew us all away in the short week and a half that we were there. If you are looking for a Big 5 safari with a bit more adventure, make sure you make time for Botswana on your next African holiday. I would not hesitate to return because I know there’s so much more on offer than I experienced the first time round. Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta are highlights that can’t be missed!
Camping just outside of Chobe NP and sleeping on the roof of our truck while having hyenas circle us in the pitch black of night was an experience I will never forget!
Chobe National Park is in the northern part of the country. Chobe has an estimated 50,000 elephants. Loved to see the babies.
The African Buffalo is one of the Big 5 and considered to be very dangerous. It gores and kills over 200 people every year.
This is a typical scene along the roadways as we drove through Botswana.
Chobe National Park. There are so many elephants to see in this wonderful park.
The Africa buffalo isn’t closely related to the wild Asian water buffalo nor is it an ancestor of domestic cattle. They are very unpredictable and thus never been domesticated.
Taking a little break just outside Chobe National Park.
Nearly peed on this deadly, venomous puff adder on a potty stop. Look closely and you can see him. Scary
A beautiful Gazelle. Some are able to run at bursts as high as 100 km/h or run at a sustained speed of 50 km/h. Wow. Chobe National Park
This is a beauty. Chobe National Park.
Hyenas visiting us in the night as we camp in the bush. This night we decided not to camp on the ground.
One of many beautiful camps to enjoy African scenery and nature. – Okavango Delta.
Believe it or not Elephants can hide very well. Chobe National Park
Wonderful grass lands of Botswana
Signs of a recent kill. There is a lot of game in Africa, but it’s certainly not a game.
Love the trees in Botswana. Chobe National Park
Wilderness camps are always a great adventure.
Very beautiful but deadly, especially if it meets your air mattress.
Quiet and serene in the Okavango Delta.
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