We found a baby hyena at the den, which began a great trip for us straight away. In Moremi we saw one female lion hunting some impala for an hour which was thrilling.
Hatab No 1 is for me the best campsite to be in with hippos just in front of our door and this time we had an elephant visiting our site. He came through to have a drink in the lagoon, which was brilliant for us because we did not need to go on a game drive; we had all the action in camp.
Savute also had a special surprise for us. This time, we saw 3 different leopards in 1 day. Two of them were actually mating under a tree, while the 3rd was busy chasing a guineafowl in front of us, which I consider a very good sighting. A pride of 8 lions were watching a breeding herd of elephants and my personal highlight was the tawny eagle killing a cobra.
There’s too much water in the Chobe River at the moment whereby the Pelku are seen in the dry area. We saw 2 different prides of lion in 1 day. One pride of 10 lions and the second of 8 which we could hear fighting within the same area during the night. The last sighting we had in Chobe was a very special and sad one; an old elephant which had died over night and sadly (but still very impressive) the vultures had taken over his carcass. For me it’s always sad when the big giants die, somewhere deep down it hurts a lot.
Posted: Botswana Expedition by Chief Kgosikebatho Maruta, Date: 13 May 2012