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Chobe National Park - Kasane, Botswana (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Chobe National Park - Kasane, Botswana

Map of Chobe National Park - Kasane, Botswana

Kids, Botswana Bowl Full of Mumpa Grubs, Botswana George Shows Off, Botswana Just before the solar eclipse Baobab Tree, Botswana During the Solar Eclipse, Botswana
After The Eclipse, Botswana Scott Relaxes
Warthog, Botswana Elephants and Hippos, Chobe River, Botswana Elephants, Chobe River, Botswana Elephants, Chobe River, Botswana Elephant on the Chobe River, Botswana Crocodile on the Chobe River, Botswana
Impala, Chobe National Park, Botswana Southern Brown-thoated Weaver, Chobe River, Botswana Hippos in the Chobe River, Botswana

This area is known for its large and common elephants.


Africa: Eastern and Southern

12/2/2002: We spent a couple of nights the Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane from where we did a river boat safari and another safari in a very large vehicle. The truck trip took us to some radio collared lions... not sure if they tracked them that way. We had great views from the bar.

Finally, we did a discount lion safari to get to the eclipse site. The discount safari is when you take the public bus through the national park. The other local people in the mini-bus thought we were a bit odd when we got excited about some elephants, but they started to get into the safari a little toward the end of the ride. Elephants are less exciting when you grew up with them.

We met an older woman on the bus who invited us to camp in her garden. She was not very interested in the eclipse at all, but after it was over, I could tell that she was impressed. For my part, I missed some enjoyment of a very short eclipse trying to putz around with my camera.

The young grandson, named George, took pretty good care of us, but he was not happy when we paid Grandma instead of him.

We were warned not to walk to the nearby shop as there were people "who will cut your throat". The people at the shop were thrilled to see us after the eclipse, however.

Previous Visit (Victoria Falls: 12/1/2002)
Next Visit (Chobe National Park - Suvuti: 12/6/2002)

Species Recorded (21)

Birds ( 13 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Black Stork - Ciconia nigra

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Cape Teal - Anas capensis
Spur-winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Brown Snake-Eagle - Circaetus cinereus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Merops nubicoides

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone viridis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-browed Robin-Chat - Cossypha heuglini

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Southern Brown-throated Weaver - Ploceus xanthopterus
Eastern Paradise-Whydah - Vidua paradisaea




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