Worrying about Covid, we nonetheless ventured in October to Southern Africa with dear friends. Little did we know that we would leave there just ahead of the new Omicron Variant that has since surfaced in the countries we visited! Fortunately, Safari is by structure a socially distanced activity. Now, we reflect and worry for the lovely people who cared for us there so beautifully. May they all be well!
This collection is the first of three from that trip. These images are from our stay at Meno a Kwena Safari Camp (https://naturalselection.travel/camps/meno-a-kwena/.) This camp is on the border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana. The rhythm here is different from other safari camps in that the game drives are in the middle of the day to match the animals' pattern of descending from the protection of the bush down to the Boteti River, then back into the bush at sunset. And it was hot! Hovering around 105F (approx 45C) in the heat of the day. But it was extraordinary. One day, we counted 100 elephants in our view of the river, all bachelor males behaving badly!
Thanks to friend Rob Barbour of Epic Private Journeys (https://epicprivatejourneys.com/) who once again choreographed an amazing African journey.
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