Chobe National Park

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July 23rd 2014
Published: July 26th 2014
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A two camera battery day. Highlight after highlight. Border crossing from Zambia to Botswanas. Amazing to see thee trucks lined up on both sides of the river waiting for the ferry to take them across One of the ferries is currently out of orderit can take 3 days or more to cross. We went across by skiff, had our passport stamped, disinfected our shoes in the foot and loth bath and drove to where we joined the cruise of the Chobe river. Saw lots of bird life , elephants, crocodiles, and hippos. They were everywhere. It was fantastic. Back to Chobe lodge for a buffet lunch.

After lunch we went on a game drive - very bumpy and dusty . We saw giraffes drinking from the river. Fantastic to see the way they bend over then stand up quickly for the water to run down their throats. We also saw Kudu, elephants and birds that we had seen in the morning and a leopard. He was trying to hide but we saw him. The big five ticked.

Back across the border and another look at the line of trucks. Someone was counting and they stopped at 77 one way. Astounding

Additional photos below
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Hippo and EgretHippo and Egret
Hippo and Egret

Egrets help to remove the live from the Hippos. The disparity is funny to see
Elephants going down to swim across the water to the islandElephants going down to swim across the water to the island
Elephants going down to swim across the water to the island

The babies are waiting for Mum to arrive before they can go in the water

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