There’s nothing more awkward than a giraffe trying to drink water. Spread-legged and thirsty, this young one hurries to take a drink while his partner stands guard.
And they definitely were smart to take turns, while the other watches for predators, because not long after they took off, the hyenas came around for some water too.
The wildlife in Botswana was amazing. I just can’t wait to go back!
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Driving to Seronga in the very colorful country of Botswana was wild, just like Africa…wild!
First, we didn’t realize how isolated it was. We didn’t know that the one and only gas station would close down within minutes of our arrival. And, we didn’t know that there were always plenty of people trying to hitch a ride to go there that would gladly jump in the back of our truck.
All this made for a somewhat overwhelming adventure to this little campsite in the far reaches of the Okavango Delta.
After we’d gassed up, checked in, and [...]
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After a long, slow ride through the waters of the Okavango Delta Botswana, Jim and I had the opportunity to enjoy a real sundowner! Beer in hand, stories being told around the fire, and the colors of the setting sun all made for a perfect evening.
I didn’t really take many portraits while traveling around southern Africa. I was much more concerned about the animals. It was such a feast of opportunity and I was in a different mode than I usually am. I do love this shot of the people rowing their makoro to work on the Okavango Delta, but I’m a little dissappointed I didn’t try and get more people shots. They are my favorite afterall!
You can’t help but see some beautiful wildlife while you are in Botswana, but this little steenbok was probably the cutest and the most shy. You can read more about our road trip through Botswana here.
I am a budget traveler, but I have to tell you, Botswana wasn’t a budget experience.
As we were preparing to plan for our trip there, there was just too much to see. I came across a great website, Drive Botswana, and gave them a call.
The conversation went something like this: Me: I would like a quote on a self-drive tour that possibly could include the entire country of Botswana,seeing not only the Big 5 animals, but all of them. Oh, and I would like to keep this as inexpensive as possible. Andy: No problem, when would you [...]
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