A game cruise on the Chobe River

After crossing the border to Botswana and travelling all the way to the city Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, we ended the day with a game cruise on the Chobe River, which is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. It was unbelievable how many animals we could see.

A huge elephant herd

There were huge herds, especially of elephants, which at the Chobe National Park appear in the greatest concentration in all of Africa. And all the species were really close together as well, sometimes even sharing the same watering spot. It was just an incredible picture to look at -so harmonic and peaceful, made even better by the fantastic scenery of the Chobe River and it’s prospering, green surroundings.

Hippos

It was just an incredible picture to look at -so harmonic and peaceful, made even better by the fantastic scenery of the Chobe River and it’s prospering, green surroundings.

In case you were wondering how giraffes drink -There you go!

But still, between all the moments of silent admiration, there were a view moments where we couldn’t help but laugh. It’s hilarious how out of nothing nature can sometimes sneak in little jokes, without intending on it. Like this giraffe for example: The poor thing is just drinking. Nothing unusual, but have you ever seen a giraffe drinking before? I haven’t! How funny does it look?!

He has clearly not been in the mood for posing..

Or this lazy elephant. Obviously too tired to hold up his trunk, just letting it hang over his tusk. (He has literally kept it there for the whole time!)

A beautiful sunset over the Chobe River

And this is how we have ended our day. Another terrific sunset over the Chobe River. Feeling lucky!

 

 

 

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