Chobe flood plainsFebruary 23, 2020 in Botswana ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C
Northern part of Chobe national park. Plenty of animals moving around freely everywhere. The tracks run anlong an elevated slope and give a wonderful scenic view over the Chobe river, being the border to Namibia's Caprivi Strip at the same time. Namibia's side of the river is farm land and you see hippos accompanied by cows.
Giraffes are my favourites as they are the most relaxed of all and soooo damn beautiful!! And all these impalas ... thousands! You can push them away with your car. Then you open a window and they come close out of curiosity. The thing is, that most animals don't recognize humans as long as we stay in cars, even not with open windows. And they don't fear cars because here evolution didn't give them any reason. It all gets totally different once you get out of the car, which is mostly forbidden for a good reason. Suddenly all run away in hectic. A lioness hidden in the bush just 10 m next to the track looks very calm. Yeah, as long as "you are just a car to her". Beware of peeing in the bush! But in general elephants dominate the bush and a day before we got mock-charged again shortly after turning into a side road. You just don't see them in the bush while they are directly next to you :-\Read more