Chobe Under Canvas is situated in the Chobe National Park which encompasses 11 700 km2 of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves allowing for the free movement of game. A wildlife enthusiast’s dream, Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and is home to the largest single concentration of elephant.
SAFETY BY NUMBERS
A group of banded mongoose were seen foraging on the road side along Mokingtus in the morning of May 29th at around 7 am. We enjoyed watching these social animals for about 15 to 30 minutes. Eventually a black backed jackal came around the corner as the mongoose were having babies. The jackals' plan was to steal one baby. Then 1 mongoose called and the rest saw the jackal approaching, then they all stood together with the baby in the middle of them and attacked the jackal which scared him so much that he turned and ran his way. After the jackal was gone a happy family continued their way of survival, calling whistling and standing on their hindlegs with the tail supporting them like meercats.