Our trip to Chobe National Park took us to an interesting intersection. The park is located where Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and Zimbabwe meet.
For more info on Chobe: http://www.botswana-tourism.gov.bw/attractions/chobe_n.html
1st picture worthy sighting of the safari: impalas (medium-sized antelopes). Can you spot them?
Giraffes, impressively traveling in a herd
There are actually a few giraffes hiding in this picture.
Impalas, and not of the Chevy variety
Impalas, in what appeared to be a challenge of a younger male against a territorial male through a horn duel (http://www.awf.org/wildlives/143)
Warthog alert! These guys can go for months without water!
From this point, we could see points in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia!
Warthog eating...and looking a bit upset at being watched while doing it. They are pretty ugly, but interesting: http://www.awf.org/wildlives/153
These look like deer. However, they are actually kudu, a form of antelope. For more about them: http://www.awf.org/wildlives/146
Mama & child kudu
Kudu stand very still when they are nervous, in order to blend in, which is what this one appeared to do. However, he was in front of the trees rather than behind them...unluky for him, but lucky for me.
Kudu trying to hide
Another form of antelope, the sable. It is one of the more endangered of the African antelope: http://www.awf.org/wildlives/184
Our safari guide spotted this elephant from the road as we were traveling from the land safari to the river safari. He sped off the main road & onto the dirt so we could get a closer look. The elephant seemed understandably nervous about it all.
And so he decided...
to run away...or his equivalent of running
Our water safari begins...