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Hippos, Crocs & Elephant

Day14 Afternoon, Sat, Jan 28, 2017
After a very successful jeep safari, we do a boat safari in the Chobe River.

The Chobe Safari Lodge was on the Chobe River's edge. Wonderful lodging and food.

At 3 PM we board a small boat for an evening river safari.

The water was glass smooth. The river is very high.

Look at the feet on this little bird.

The croc is quietly waiting for the deer to walk into range. It didn't happen while we were watching.

This 16" lizard was sunning on a log.

Momma & baby hippo never stopped eating.

A large male was showing off! He lunged up with mouth wide open!

Onshore, where we were early this morning, the giraffes entertain other jeep safari tourists.

An large male elephant rolling in a mud puddle.


We end the day with this huge croc!

Another amazing day.  Great start to see African wildlife in Botswana.

Andy and Harry are sharing a room.  Early in the morning, Harry gets up and opens the front sliding doors.  Then he goes into the bathroom.  Andy asleep hears someone making coffee.  Harry comes out of the bathroom to see monkeys raiding the sugar at the coffee station.  A loud shout scrambles the monkeys out of the room.

Tomorrow we ride a short 83 km/52 miles into Zambia.  Zambia is the first country the requires the use of Carnet de Passage (an international passport for motorcycles).

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CURRENT LOCATION:  Upper right corner is my Delorme inReach Explorer satellite tracks provided by SPOTwalla.  When activated, it provides a real time track of my travels.

The top item, “1 Cape to Cairo” opens to a close up of my location.  To zoom out for a view of the entire route, select the second banner tab “Cape to Cairo 2017” for zoom options.  Select “Adjustments” enables the viewer to select more days of the tracks.

The tracks are archived back to my arrival Cape Town, South Africa, January 13, 2017.

GlobeRiders has it’s own BLOG “Cape to Cairo LiveJournal!” There is a complete description of the excursion, rider bios, updates of the ride, and an active satellite location link.

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