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Chobe, land of the leopard

Day 53

Day 53 22, March 2011

What is a better way to start the day than going looking for animals in an open top jeep? We had a very early start at 5:00 to get out into Chobe. There were lots of tour 4WDs around but we still managed to see some hippos, lions and got quite up close and personal with a big bull elephant (C- W thought it was a little too close, particularly when the engine was turned off and the other vehicle had kept its going). We have a few hours now, until going out on a sunset cruise to see more.

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A better way is to finish the day on a sunset cruise, watching elephants frolic in the water and then get within10m of a leopard for 30 mins! We were a bit skeptical, but ended up being very lucky.

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A few of our crew were fully kitted out with the photography gear, but our little snap snaps did very well in capturing some of the beauty. We out ran a nasty storm and enjoyed a spectacular sunset on the top of the boat.


Dinner, showers and general house keeping followed.

Posted by ourlife 14:53 Archived in Botswana

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