Elephants at…. Chobe National Park, Botswana…Elefantes

In the vehicle we went along a path of trees and shrubs that does not looks as a forest or as a jungle. It is a savannah. First I thought “until now there is nothing new under the sun” And suddenly, as if a curtain were opened, in front of us appeared a beautiful and vast plain terrain two meters below, where the Chobe River waters reach land forming small lakes on the shore where it grows water grass. WOW! So many shades of green, the reflection of the water, and that light, it is something about the light there.

As we move along the river line and the bushes, we gradually began to see herds of animals. First we watched antelopes and everyone in the vehicle were so excited taking endless photographs. Later we started to see elephants, many of them, walking every where, inclusive around us, and of course hippos lovelies hippos too.

Oh my God!… How beautiful is our planet and all their creatures !!! Sometimes I forget it because of those many  news about violence.
Thanks again to life.
Cfotofan
To be continued …
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ABOUT  CHOBE NATIONAL PARK Explore more information about Chobe National Park . The Chobe National Park is located in Botswana’s north eastern district. The Chobe river forming the park’s northern border with Namibia and Zambia. It is flanked in the south west by the Okavango delta and Moremi game reserve. The Chobe forest reserves which run parallel to the Zimbabwe border in the east. From its north-east entry gate, it’s less than 100 km to Victoria Falls. The ideal location for any visitor interested in a combination of the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and magnificent wildlife sightings in Chobe national park. The town next to Chobe called Kasane. Kasane has an international airport and SA Airlink offers daily flights from Johannesburg to Kasane. There is a wide variety of accommodation in Chobe National Park area and the town of Kasane. Chobe & Kasane Accommodation The gateway to Chobe is Kasane. A small town sandwiched between the Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibian borders and the Chobe National Park. Accommodation varies from a normal campsite to a private lodge in private concessions. Camping in Chobe is a true wilderness experience. The public campsites offer ablutions. All camps are unfenced and open to wildlife roaming free through your camp. Important to realize that the animals are wild. Please don’t feed the animals when camping in Chobe. Camping in Chobe is very popular and we recommend that you book well in advance. A 4×4 vehicle is essential to enter the Chobe National Park. The park consists of sandy tracks all year round and in summer muddy roads too. Chobe National Park is an essential destination when visiting Botswana. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River form a unique eco system. This area is well known in Botswana for a high concentration of wildlife. It is not uncommon to see between 500 and 1000 elephant on these floodplains at one time. The highlight of a visit to the Chobe National Park is the fact that you can see a large variety of wildlife. The park has a great river view drive. Here you can view wildlife towards and coming from the Chobe River. The river drive has spectacular panoramic view points. Chobe is any wildlife enthusiasts dream.
http://chobenationalpark.co.za/about/

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Entramos por un sendero entre árboles y arbustos que no puedo definir como bosque ni como selva. Es una sabana.Yo pensaba “hasta ahorita no hay nada nuevo bajo el sol” Y de repente, se acaban los árboles y como si se corriera un telón aparece enfrente una hermosa e inmensa llanura dos metros más abajo, a la cual llegan las aguas del río Chobe formando pequeños lagos en la orilla donde crece pasto acuático. WOW! Tantas tonalidades de color verde, el reflejo del agua, y esa luz , ¡algo acerca de la luz!

Conforme avanzábamos por la orilla del río y entremetiéndonos entre los arbustos ocasionalmente, empezamos a ver poco a poco manadas de animales, primero fueron los antílopes, al verlos,  todos en el vehículo nos volvimos locos tomando un sinfín de fotografías. Después empezamos a ver a los elefantes, muchísimos,caminando por todos lados, inclusive a nuestro alrededor; y no podían faltar los tiernos hipopótamos.

¡Dios Mio! ¡¡¡Que hermoso es nuestro planeta y todas sus criaturas!!! A veces lo olvido con tantas noticias acerca de la violencia. Gracias a la vida nuevamente.
Cfotofan
Continuará…

El Parque Nacional de Chobe es una de las reservas de animales más importantes de África y cuenta con una gran variedad de mamíferos y más de 450 especies distintas de aves. También alberga una de las poblaciones más densas de elefantes en África. Chobe está a solo 90 minutos por carretera de las cataratas Victoria, lo que permite hacer una excursión de un día desde las cataratas Victoria o incluir este destino dentro de una visita más larga junto a otras regiones de África meridional. Aunque el punto culminante de un viaje a Chobe es la observación de los elefantes, también es posible ver en acción a algunos de los grandes predadores de África. Chobe es el parque nacional más importante de Botsuana.
http://www.londolozi.com/es/destination/parque-nacional-de-chobe/

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