Africa Day Nine: Botswana: More Wildlife In Chobe National Park
We were soon off to the Chobe National Park for a safari through another area known for it’s high concentration of wildlife. And it didn’t take long to see why it earned this reputation. I spotted this bird while waiting for our paperwork for admission to the park.
Still, despite the dry conditions, and it being the middle of the afternoon, there was plenty of wildlife activity. We encountered many types of antelopes including the beautiful kudu, here is a female.
It is always exciting to see the graceful giraffe, and even more so when striding freely along your vehicle in their environment. Here is a link to video of some giraffes we saw I uploaded to my YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/-LZdb7ylVPs
This beautiful animal was born free , and will live it’s entire life roaming freely throughout the wilderness of Chobe National park. These rare and special places must be preserved for all future generations can enjoy this wonderful experience.
I am sorry I forgot their names but here is a link to some more photographs of the birds we encountered on our safari . https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/africa-october-2016/nggallery/africa-october-2016/Botswana-Africa-Chobe-National-Park-safari-birds-October-17-2016
And we were treated to the very rare sight of civet taking a drink at a small puddle of water. These nocturnal creatures are not often seen in the day. This shy creature lay perfectly still, blending in with the rocky landscape and thinking he had escaped our sight.
It was getting late in the afternoon, but no one in our group were in any hurry to leave this nature sanctuary with it’s diversity and abundance of wildlife. But all good things must end and so did our safari. Here is a link to photographs of some of the wildlife we encountered in the Chobe National Park. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/africa-october-2016/nggallery/africa-october-2016/Botswana-Africa-Chobe-National-Park-wildlife-October-17-2016-
On our way out of the park we saw one of my favorite trees. I remember learning about them in geography class in grade school and always wanting to see one. I still remember the first time I saw one in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The strange looking baobob tree. We drove back to Zimbabwe, and the lines of trucks still waiting for the ferry. We left Botswana with many experiences that will provide many happy memories for the rest of our lives. Here is a link to some more photos of Chobe National Park. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/africa-october-2016/nggallery/africa-october-2016/Botswana-Africa-Chobe-National-Park-landscape-October-17-2016
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt