Never have I ever… seen so many wild elephants roaming happily in their natural environment. The Chobe river is a source of life for a vast national park in Northern Botswana, its gateway is the town of Kasane; a small city squeezed between the Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambian borders.
We stayed at a river side lodge (Chobe Big Five) and drove each day in the national park for self-drive game viewing. This had to have been one of the most rewarding eye opening and enriching places I have ever seen. The animal life is huge, expect to see every kind. Seriously, get a check list of wildlife in the area and be prepared to see them all! From birds to buffalo, giraffe for days.. we even spotted the elusive wild dog! We unfortunately didn’t see any big cats, but as the locals say “it’s luck” – pure luck, some visitors will see 2 or 3 prides in one day and some might not see any. Le husband even spotted a hyena on the main road which was an absolute fluke as it ran into the bushes, not even our the of our convoy saw it. I’ve never experiences such tranquility surrounded by so many animals, it really gave me a prehistoric feel of the land, a time before man. The open spaces felt essential, many times I thought about how I was going to adjust to city living when this trip was over… and let me tell you it took another short trip and at least two weeks until I really settled back into my 85 square meter apartment.
WHERE WE STAYED
Big Five Lodge
There are SOO many places to stay.
Sunglasses – RayBan at Sunglass Hut
Necklace – Lisa Miller
Knit – Trenery