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Botswana and Zambia – elephant herd (June 2012)

So amazing to be able to watch the herd walk past. The matriarch. The hierarchy. The little tiny ones protected by the family. The bulls at the back, keeping us in check. Elephants are everywhere…

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Botswana and Zambia – elephants, Savuti National Park (June 2012)

Elephant dung. Elephant footprint (with the other half’s foot for comparison). Elephant skeleton. The skull is a big honeycomb which, I learnt, helps keep the weight down. And… an elephant rock painting.

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Botswana and Zambia – Savuti National Park (June 2012)

I loved Savuti. The wildlife was good but not as good as Chobe. Still. I loved our camp, the dry landscape and the dead trees, the remoteness  and wildness. As we were leaving the park, our truck got stuck in the sand. … Continue reading

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Bostswana and Zambia – Chobe National Park (June 2012)

Chobe National Park is known for having the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. Strangely enough, we only saw a couple on our early morning drive. But we saw loads of other animals: a hyena; buffalos (charging our truck); giraffes; … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – elephants, Chobe river safari (June 2012)

Straight from crossing the border back into Botswana, we found ourselves on a boat safari. The wildlife was staggering. We saw so much. And all so close to us. Being on a boat gave us a totally different perspective of … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – Elephant Trails Safari (June 2012)

You can spend a good four to five days in Livingstone (and a small fortune). There’s so much to do there. Right at the top of my wish list, and our last activity in Livingstone, was an elephant back safari. I … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – Elephant stool (June 2012)

I so wanted to bring this little fellow home… I came across him at the hotel where we had our cooking class. Elephants are everywhere…

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Botswana and Zambia – local market and cooking lesson (June 2012)

We had just under an hour back at camp after our helicopter trip over the Falls and then it was time to go again. Time for our cooking lesson. We had a great time. It started in the Dambwa local … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – elephant, the Zambezi Waterfront (June 2012)

Right outside the gates of our campsite. Welcoming us to the Zambezi Waterfront. Elephants are everywhere…

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Botswana and Zambia – the Victoria Falls (June 2012)

The Victoria Falls. Our main reason for being in Zambia. A (ridiculously) early start to the day meant that we were at the gates for opening time. And that gave us the Victoria Falls to ourselves for two hours. Yep. … Continue reading

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