Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Kalahari Safari

Cooper. We just finished an amazing ten-day safari in the Okavango Delta. From Victoria Falls, we drove to the Botswana border, and met up with our safari guide: Eddy. Eddy took us to the Chobe River, where we got onto a boat, went out on the river, and saw our first African animals; lots of hippos, elephants, and buffalo! Afterwards, we got back into our safari truck and started for our campsite. Once we entered the national park, we saw elephants, giraffes, and even lions! We arrived at our campsite and watched the beautiful African sunset.

On our safari, we saw elephants, hippos, and giraffes every day! We saw lions eight out of our ten days, including cubs! We journeyed along a river in a wooden canoe-like boat called a Mokoro. The sunset was beautiful every night. We watched it in front of our campfire until it got dark, and then ate dinner. The breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were delicious every day. We had steak, pork, bacon, eggs, hot dogs, pastas, and fruits and veggies. It’s very hard to keep the fruits, veggies and milk good for the whole ten days. If anyone didn’t know, I love lemons (especially eating them straight), and they gave lemons at every meal, so that was awesome.

When we slept, we weren’t on mats in sleeping bags like we usually are camping, we were on cots with duvets (but we really didn’t need the duvets, it was hot outside already). In spare time, we all read, and I journaled each day (thank you again Ms. P!). We woke up at 5:30 am each day for our morning game drive and usually went to bed around 9:30 pm.

At the end of the safari, we visited and stayed for one night in Maun (ma – own), a small town outside of the national park. We all agreed that we could have done with a seven-day safari instead of ten, but we had a great time.The next day, we took a ten hour drive to a large city called Windhoek (vind – hook), the capital of Namibia. 

Here is a wildlife list that I made about the animals we did and didn’t see:

Green = we saw it
Blank (white) = we haven't seen it yet

Here are some of our favourite pictures from the safari:

Beautiful sunset

 Baby hippo yawning

 Giraffe family and elephant herd (also a baby elephant)

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Click here to see the rest of the pictures from our world trip so far: Trip Photo Album


  1. Incredible pictures. Unbelievably fantastic. We miss you guys, but we do look forward to all the updates. Manus & I can't believe Cooper has a buzz cut! lol ;) xo Fiona is still sleeping (@ 11:40am) so no comment from her. XOXOXO Aunt Marla

    1. Short hair helps keep him cool - it's very hot here! (Is Manus still sporting hair that is too LONG?)