Kasane Forest Reserve

Kasane Forest Reserve

On the edge of Chobe National Park in Botswana sits the Kasane Forest Reserve. Wildlife spotting is sometimes more prolific in the forest than in the park itself. My time there was rewarded with close Elephant encounters, plenty of Giraffes and even Warthogs! It always fascinates me how quiet such a huge beast as an … Continue reading

The Elephants of Chobe: Mud Bath

The Elephants of Chobe: Mud Bath

What better way to finish a strenuous river crossing than an enjoyable mud bath? These Elephants were having a blast in this mud pit on the river’s edge in Chobe National Park! I loved watching their enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment in all that mud (I was on a boat in the river they had just … Continue reading

The Elephants of Chobe: River Crossing

The Elephants of Chobe: River Crossing

The dilemma: One large herd of Elephants who want to be on the other side of a wide river in Chobe National Park where there are relaxing mud baths and plenty of fresh grasslands to explore and feed amongst. How will they get over there? Elephants don’t mess about and the solution was simple. Just get … Continue reading

The Elephants of Chobe: One Herd vs. Two Lions

The Elephants of Chobe: One Herd vs. Two Lions

Any day in Chobe National Park is like watching a wildlife documentary come to life, but on this day it was simply incredible… Here was a Lion and Lioness resting and drinking from a river. They were relaxed and enjoying the sunny day. Then a smallish herd of Elephants appeared. For what ever reason they wanted … Continue reading

The Elephants of Chobe: Friends

The Elephants of Chobe: Friends

This was an interesting moment in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. This Elephant seemed to be an outcast from a nearby herd. She was trumpeting at my group out on a boat in the river and wasn’t very happy. The other Elephants just seemed to be ignoring her. Suddenly a second larger Elephant came running across bellowing at us! She then made contact … Continue reading