Elephants at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Chobe National Park in Botswana (Boot-swana) is all about elephants. I’ve been to many game parks and many zoos, but I have never seen elephants as happy as these. Large numbers come together for post rainy-season celebrations. A favorite past-time is walking through the water, and then drying off with a dust bath. There are … Continue reading

Wildlife at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Here I am at Chobe National Park in Botswana. We started our safari on a boat similar to the one shown. One of our members stooped under the railing and took a seat on a platform at the front of the vessel. The captain asked her to move behind the railing. He said that on … Continue reading

Photographs from Kruger National Park in South Africa

Photographs from Kruger National Park in South Africa. Taken during a Smartours safari.  

Wildlife at Kruger National Park, South Africa

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This post consists of wildlife photographs taken at Kruger National Park during a Smartours South Africa trip. As we entered Kruger National Park, we were given two options. Join a 7-hour game drive, or stay on the bus and arrive at Protea Kruger Gate Lodge sooner. My husband and I opted for the game drive, … Continue reading

Encounter with an elephant in musth – Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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Along the road at Hlhuhluwe we come across a bull elephant in musth. During musth, “testosterone levels . . . can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times. [And] even the most placid [animals] become highly violent toward humans and other elephants.” (Wikipedia) In the photograph below, the … Continue reading

Photographs from Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is known for its white and black rhino populations. The animals pictured here are white rhinos. The rhino shapes its horn by rubbing it on the ground and against trees. The animal below rubs its horn in an unusual fashion. It was traveling with a companion that had developed the same … Continue reading