Botswana – Day 2 (Part 2)

Welcome back to my posts on Day 2 of our time in Botswana.  Part 1 covered the first game drive of this second day at the Chobe National Park.  This post shows some images from the afternoon game drive.

The first images are of another very pretty bird, the Lilac Breasted Roller.  This one was really quite noisy.

Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

Burchell’s Zebra busy grazing.

Burchell's Zebra

I’m not sure whether the next one is for the elephants or for the warthog.

Elephant and Warthog

Hornbills come in a number of varieties and this afternoon we saw Yellowbilled Hornbills busy feeding on insects that they were picking out of the elephant dung.  Nice!

Yellowbilled Hornbill

Yellowbilled Hornbill

Plovers also come in a number of forms in the Chobe.  This is a Blacksmith Plover.

Blacksmith Plover

This was one of the few safari vehicle traffic jams that we experienced in the Chobe.  In this instance, I think we were all chasing off after a reported lion sighting.  On this occasion we didn’t find it.  At this stage the elephant was very relaxed, but did get a bit close for comfort below.

Traffic Jam

Close enough

Warthogs again, just having emerged from a mud bath.  Reminds me of the old saying “happy as a pig in ****”.

Happy as pigs in ****

Oxpeckers doing their bit for some very relaxed Hippos.  In a later post I’ll show you a rather less relaxed Hippo.

A Big Grin

A couple of male Impala.  Really quite attractive animals, especially to the big cats.  I must admit that Impala steak is rather tasty.  I wonder whether it will be on the menu tonight.


This Spotted Dikkop is meant to be mainly nocturnal.

Spotted Dikkop

This is a Redcrested Korhaan.

Redcressted Korhaan

And as promised earlier, here are some more Kudu shots.



One of the ugliest birds around is the Marabou Stork.

Marabou StorkMuch more dainty is another plover, the Crowned Plover.

Crowned Plover

It’s getting late and the elephants are topping up on water, before heading away from the river for the night.


It was time for us to head out of the park and back to the lodge for dinner.  On the way we came across some more Giraffe.



And that is it for this post.

The next post will cover our excursion down to the Okavango Delta.  Please come back and have a look as it was a great day.

The start of this story can be found here.


10 thoughts on “Botswana – Day 2 (Part 2)

  1. Again with the elephant silhouettes – just lovely. I also really like the bird shots up the top and the zebras. I hope I’m not overwhelming your inbox with these comments as I jealously work through your Africa trip.


    • Thank you for looking and making so many comments. Don’t worry about overwhelming my inbox. It is a real pleasure to get comments that add to the post. I have a few more posts from this trip yet. I hope you don’t get bored.


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