Safari18 #16 Sauvte Game Drive part 2

July 19, 2019

Searching for the lioness made me nervous all over again.  New mothers can be overly protective, and 300 pounds of claws and teeth were reason enough to be cautious.  Since she had reprimanded no one since the birth of her offspring this offered some reassurance we could safely observe her and her offspring.  Locating them […]

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Safari 2018 #15 Savute Game Drive

July 17, 2019

We’d barely gotten settled in our rooms before it was time for the evening game drive.  Our driver, guide, and naturalist for the evening was to be Conrad, who was pleasant and knowledgeable, guiding us to lots of elephant, impala, wildebeest, tsessebe, and lions.  We actually saw two parts of the same pride. The dominant […]

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Safari 2018 #14 Savute Safari Lodge CHobe National Park Botswana

July 15, 2019

We climbed aboard the safari trucks and were handed cold bottled water.  It tasted wonderful. We waved goodbye to the folks still on the plane as they rolled down the runway and to their destinations. The drive to the lodge was only about 15 minutes and the combination of the cool water and breeze of […]

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Safari 2018, Post #13 Safari Air

July 14, 2019

Once inside the very small Kasane airport, we found the Safari Air desk with no trouble.  The porter then came and checked in our bags for the flight and took the rest of our luggage into storage for the duration of our stay at Savute.  Lastly, he handed us our tickets for the flight and […]

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Safari 2018, Post #12, Moving Day

July 12, 2019

Monday, September 17 Moving day again.  The boat started moving at 6:45 am, waking Janice and me up.  We went ahead and got up, and were packed by 7:45. Packing for this leg was important.  We had to meet an even more restrictive weight limit for the charter flight to Savute. We even had to […]

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Safari 2018, Post #11, Lots of Elephants.

July 10, 2019

Sunday September 16 No early cruise today so we slept in until 7:00. I made it up slightly early in order to have one cup of coffee before sitting down to breakfast.  I so love the combination of morning solitude and a cup of coffee. Breakfast was all you could ask for. Lots of bacon, […]

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Safari 2018, Post #10 Evening on the Chobe.

July 8, 2019

During lunch the big boat cruised down river. Before lunch was over, we received word the launch would not be fixed in time for a fishing excursion.  I would be forced to spend the afternoon sitting in the lap of luxury, watching different species of African wildlife while lifting weights 12 ounces at a time. […]

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Safari 2018, A Touring and Hunting Combo Part 9 Morning on the water.

July 6, 2019

Saturday, September 15 Finally — a cool morning. The coffee was hot and ready when promised.  The aroma of the coffee blended perfectly with the crispness of the African dawn and I was sure it was going to be a remarkable day.  A cursory scan of the river revealed several hippos up on the river […]

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Safari 2018, A Touring and Hunting Combo Part 8 Houseboat on the Chobe

July 3, 2019

Friday, September 14 It was a sweaty night and I woke up early.  We were heading to the boat at lunchtime and I decided to go ahead and pack.  By the time I finished, it was almost time for breakfast and I decided another shower was in order.  The water felt wonderful. When I was […]

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Safari 2018, A Touring and Hunting Combo Part 7 Muchenje Game Drive

July 1, 2019

Thursday, September 13 After breakfast a game drive is on the agenda and as it progresses I am feeling better by the minute.  Perhaps it is our guide AB’s sense of humor, combined with the game we are seeing, that takes my mind off of my “out of sorts-ness”, and the morning goes nicely.  We […]

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