This is the Chobe River, part of the border between Namibia and Botswana, where we cruised on a small riverboat. The Chobe is in what's known as the Caprivi Strip, a panhandle-like protrusion that reaches east for about 280 miles from the main part of Namibia. Nations that border this panhandle are Botswana on the south and Angola and Zambia on the north. Its easternmost tip touches Zimbabwe. For more about the entire African trip, including links to safari camps and lodges, keep scrolling and hitting "older posts" or simply click HERE.
|Crocodiles abound along the placid Chobe River. Most of the ones we|
saw were on the Namibia side.
|These men, probably Namibians, are using a dugout canoe.|
|We saw more baby elephants here than anywhere else. All of these photos were taken from our boat.|
|Let's play submarine!|
|Weather fronts move quickly through the Chobe River area,|
meaning that it be clear and sunny one minute and raining
|This was one of the few crocodiles we saw in the water. Most were basking in the sun on the river bank.|
|It's not all elephants in Chobe National Park. Cape buffalo find refuge there as well.|
|These young males were sparring, practicing for when they might be in a real fight.|
|Elephants seem to love being in the river, but they never|
stayed in more than a few minutes.
|Chobe National Park impalas come to the river to drink.|
|Lovely teeth, no?|