Botswana

We crossed into Botswana for a game drive in the Chobe Game Reserve. We had to walk across the border. Did you ever read any of the Ladies’ No 1 Detective Agency books? This is the place.

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Once we crossed into Botswana, we boarded these ten-passenger land rovers. Climbing in and out of them is a trick. Someone is using my camera to take my picture. I have the big zoom lens on today, so you can’t see the vehicle.

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We saw a lot of animals today and I took hundreds of photos. Here are just a few. “Hey, Mr. Warthog!”

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Kudu. It was hard to resist singing that song, “You do what you do…”  whatever.

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I just love the giraffes. So majestic. It is incredible to be so close to these animals. There are no fences here, they come because there is water. (The Chobe River.)

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The baboons are very cool.

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Did you know it takes two years to incubate an elephant? They’re so big, you might wonder how they could possibly “do it.” I know the secret: They do it in water. Elephants are very prolific, by the way. Their numbers are increasing. It’s actually becoming a bit of a problem. They eat a lot and can denude a forest in no time.

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After a long day on safari, we crossed back into Zimbabwe and returned to the Stanley & Livingstone for one last night before flying to Johannesburg for the final adventure.

Comments

Sue said…
Amazing pictures. How big of a lens are you using or did you just get up close and personal.......?