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.
Burchell’s Zebra busy grazing.
I’m not sure whether the next one is for the elephants or for the 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!
Plovers also come in a number of forms in the Chobe. This is a 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.
Warthogs again, just having emerged from a mud bath. Reminds me of the old saying “happy as a pig in ****”.
Oxpeckers doing their bit for some very relaxed Hippos. In a later post I’ll show you a rather less relaxed Hippo.
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.
This is a Redcrested Korhaan.
And as promised earlier, here are some more Kudu shots.
One of the ugliest birds around is the Marabou Stork.
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.