EXPEDITION MV25 10 - 19 APRIL 2012
At Pompom Airstrip we saw a male leopard up on a tree and then he started to move around looking for prey. On the second day we saw a pride of 4 female lions hunting. Moremi was very good with general game and we saw another male leopard hunting some red lechwe. As well as an elephant chasing a lion away from the Khwai river..we couldn’t ask for more.
We had a very good welcome of about 5000 zebras in the Savute marshes followed by lots of elephants, birds and giraffes. In the morning at about 05h45 a male lion walked very closeby to our camp while roaring loudly so we all agreed on that this was wildlife at it's most pure! Only 30 minutes later a pack of 3 wild dogs chased a female kudu straight into our breakfast set up. The kudu was very startled and ran down towards the channel to cross it. Unfortunately the dogs followed her and killed her on the other side. Oh my word, that was amazing!
The highlight of Chobe was along the river seeing these big herds of elephants. Many of them were crossing the river , playing with the small ones, having mud baths or just enjoying themselves. Nature is not so very different from us.
Posted: Botswana Expedition by Chief Kgosikebatho Maruta, Date: 19 April 2012