Friday, July 2, 2010


We have been in Chobe National Park in northern Botswana for the past
3 nights. We stayed at a safari lodge just adjacent to the park. I
realized we weren't in Kansas anymore when our prop plane landed at
the sleepy airport in Kasane, Botswana. The days have been filled with
game drives through the park. The park is a truly amazing place,
absolutely abundant with wildlife. The government of Botswana (using
their army) has done a good job protecting the park from poachers and
enforcing strict rules for tourists. It is afterall a valuable
resource for tourism and a natural wonder. On our game drives and boat
rides we have seen the gammit of animals: zebra, giraffe, antelope,
elephants, buffalo, and much more. There is also an abundance of
baobab trees- huge trees and my favorite in the world. The only thing
we missed were cats (lions, leopards) who are very elusive. Perhaps at
our next destination. I'll try my best to get some photos up on
flickr. Tomorrow we are heading to Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria

1 comment:

  1. Great writing Craig - we enjoy the stories, especially the school post. We are all together in Arcata celebrating America's Birthday and wishing you safe and happy travels.
    We are making personal pizzas, drinking beer, swimming in pools, playing golf and playing with fireworks! Gotta love the good ol' USA.
    Hope you see them big cats.
    Love to you both.
    Love: Aaron, Rachel, MJ, Thom, Caleb, Ayla, Marley and Tilly xox