Robin's Adventures

African Safari
African Adventures 2011

Captured the swimming elephants on video.

Sunset at Victoria Falls was beautiful.

Next Stop: Chobe National Park in Botswana. Here we stayed at the Chobe Safari Lodge. Chobe is most noted for its vast herds of elephants and the hotel was the playground for numerous vervet monkeys that were really fun to observe.

We could hear the vervet monkeys running along the roof at night. During the day they stole little jars of jam from the open air dining pavillion. There was a "security" guy with a sling shot attempting to keep them away, but while one or two monkeys kept him busy, the others would come from a different direction and grab the jam.

Captured the shenanigans of one of the monkeys on film.

As the sun rose over Chobe, we boarded our four wheel drive vehicle for a game drive.

On the road we saw an interesting billboard. In addition, condoms were placed in the drawer at the hotel (next to the laundry list). In the US, we have bibles in hotel drawers. Guess in Botswana they have figured out that perhaps condoms work better than prayers in this circumstance.

Saw lots of amazing animals on the game drive. Chobe has the largest concentration of African elephants in the world and we were amazed as we watched these majestic creatures. One elephant was enjoying the vegitation by the side of the road near our hotel.

Check out this video of elephants by the river.

Besides our game drives, we went on a boat ride on the Chobe river. The diversity of animal life that we saw in Chobe was exciting. Among other things, we saw warthogs, kudu, gazelle, hippos, giraffe, cape buffalo, lion, crocodile, a mamma hippo with a very young baby, and "alien" gazelles.