Our first safari was a river cruise at dusk in northern Botswana's Chobe National Park, which is famous for its huge elephant population. We really went crazy with the camera. I think we took over 200 pictures! It was amazing and we couldn’t believe everything we saw. Elephants, hippos, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, kudu, antelopes, baboons, crocodiles, waterbucks, amazing birds, and my favorite, giraffes, fill Chobe.
|A family of giraffes at Chobe National Park|
|An elephant showing off one of his big ears at Chobe National Park|
|A crocodile smiling for the camera|
We fell asleep still excited about all of the animals we had seen and were up before the sun for our next adventure – a morning game drive.
|An up-close encounter with a giraffe at sunrise|
|A sable antelope on our morning game drive in Chobe National Park|
Chobe sure didn't disappoint! There were no big cat sightings, but we have quite a few more opportunities to come.