Soaking wet from the time in the Okavango Delta we had to spend an hour in the 4×4 to get to our truck. So wet, so cold, but we finally got the chance to change our clothes and even take a shower if we wanted.
We then had a stop in Maun to buy some lunch. We went the easy way and bought take away burgers and fries.

Driving further to Nata we had a stop where we had to put our shoes in a disinfection bath, and then the truck had to be driven trough a pool with the same stuff. This has to be done to prevent infection of the foot and mouth disease.

 

Chobe RiverDoing some photo editing

Chobe RiverThis little fella wanted to join our group

 

On the way to our camp for the night we saw 3 elephants pretty close to the road, only a few minutes apart from each other. That’s a pretty cool experience, to drive and spot animals everywhere! Things changed when we got into Botswana. There we saw a lot of bigger animals along the road, and you have to take some precautions as well since there are so many livestock walking around by the road too, or lying in the middle of the road; horses, donkeys, cows, goats, yeah you name it. In someway you felt you had traveled back in time, and we loved it!

 

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

 

We arrived at the lodge for the night: Nata Lodge, and it was such a beautiful place. We stayed in permanent tents with half of the bathroom outside our room, so the first thing we wanted was to take a hot and nice shower under the open sky.

 

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

 

At the lodge they had a pool, free wifi in the main building, restaurant and bar and a gift shop.
We ate dinner all together in the restaurant that night.

 

Chobe River

 

When we got back to our room and were ready to go to bed, Jon found a small gecko under his pillow. We chased it down and caught it in a glas and let it free outside. Yep, this is Africa!
During the night I heard something walking on the stairs up to our tent, but I’m not sure what it was. Sounded like a dog or something, probably a jackal, wild dog or something like that. We had lots of clothes hanging outside hoping they would dry up before we had to leave the next day, so I was a bit afraid that the animal would steal some of our stuff. But everything was there the next morning!

 

Chobe River

 

 

Chobe River

Around 7:30 we left Nata Lodge and headed towards Thebe River Safari Lodge near Chobe River. On the road we saw several elephants and giraffes, and of course other animals.

 

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

 

When we arrived we ate some sandwiches for lunch and a guy from Vic Falls came to let us order customized t-shirts. And since lots of our clothes still was wet and dirty we asked if they could do some laundry for us at the lodge, and they really wanted to help us out.
We then went out on a Sunset River Cruise on Chobe River. We saw many hippos and crocs, one elephant and lots of birds and other animals.

 

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

Chobe River

 

For dinner we ate at the restaurant at the lodge. This was the last night in Botswana, and the next day it was time to visit the last country on this tour. Or was it?

 

9 thoughts on “Chobe River Safari

  1. Amazing animal shots! I like to see photos of big game (and who doesn’t) but it is great to see the photos of the colorful birds (and other small creatures) too. It gives you a wider perspective of the area.

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