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

Aerial views of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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A helicopter ride over Victoria Falls gave me an appreciation for the Falls’ expanse and power. These same helicopters are used, as needed, for medical transport. Rainbows move along the rising mist.

The market at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After visiting Victoria Falls, we were driven to an open-air market. Our tour group was given a half-hour to shop, but Sam and I decided to leave the tour and stay longer. We’d arranged for a helicopter tour to pick us up at nearby Ilala Lodge in a couple of hours. In total, I spent … Continue reading

Photographs of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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These two pictures of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge were provided courtesy of fellow traveler, Michael Saltman. An open air dining room overlooks the watering hole. One evening, even though the sun had set, we were able to view wildlife through our binoculars. On one side of the water was a herd of 16 elephants. On … Continue reading

Welcome to Zimbabwe

We flew into Zimbabwe, climbed off the airplane, and walked across the tarmac to open-air customs building. It was swelteringly hot inside. There were three lines. One for returning Zimbabweans, one for those needing a single-entry visa, and one for those needing a double-entry visa. Since we planned to visit Chobe National Park in Botswana, … Continue reading