The dark blue waters of the Chobe River reach far and wide over the endless landscape; ahead of us lies Namibia; behind us lie 3000 kilometres of road we’ve driven over the last four weeks.
Chobe marks the border between countries, for us it also marks the first big milestone of our trip. Four weeks on the road. One third of the trip over. One hell of a journey yet to come.
We set up camp right on the banks of the Chobe and spent the afternoon watching the sun moving closer and closer to the horizon while hippos, buffaloes and elephants moved past.
Most of our time at Chobe National Park was spent focussing on picture- and video-taking – both on the car, on foot and on a boat – and had some spectacular sightings. Chobe really delivers in terms of close-up big game encounters!
We also got the chance to visit an underground hide next to a waterhole which allowed us to get some great shots of elephants drinking there and investigating us peaking at them through little holes in the ground.
The greatest highlight for us was a photo-safari from the water. We got to try out some excellent cameras and big lenses and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon cruising along the Chobe river that ended with a spectacular sighting of seven lions on the banks of the river chasing some Mongoose who got the biggest fright of their lives!
After some amazing days at Chobe we headed further West to leave Botswana – for now. We will be back in a few days, but now we are driving a little loop into Namibia to explore the Caprivi. But for now we have set up our mobile office next to the Zambezi river to edit all the photos and videos we have shot over the last four weeks; to look back and reflect; and to look ahead and plan the coming eight weeks… We have seen so much already and yet, there is so much more to see…