As I enjoyed my morning coffee on the Chobe River Camp’s deck, distantly I could see the Chobe National Park with its open field and herds of zebras and cows roaming freely in search of their daily nourishment.
Mornings here were my favourite, cool, quiet, sounds of birds, wildlife and wind blowing against the trees. I call it my lovely infusion of flora and fauna, and this surely made waking up early more interesting and fun.
Afternoons were pretty hot, I always say here in Namibia the weather transitions from winter to summer, whilst avoiding spring. We booked a boat cruise on the river one afternoon, which I almost arrived late for and fortunately our skipper/guide (Beaven) was not on board yet, so I made it just in time.
Initially when the cruise was underway all we could see was the birdlife, zebras and cows, therefore we did not anticipate seeing other wildlife.
After seeing the variety of birdlife my favourite and most intriguing bird was the African Jacana also referred to as the Jesus bird because of its ability to walk on water.
Our guide navigated the boat further north alongside the river,where we were able to see a wider variety of wildlife, namely; waterbucks, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, a leopard and impalas. Furthermore, one of my colleagues was amazing at spotting the wildlife.
Hence, the boat cruise went from the camp, following the river with Namibia on the left side of the river and Botswana on the right when facing to the north. I would therefore like to believe I was in Botswana for a few minutes, as per my cell phone reception.
This was one of my favourite learning experiences, so go and enjoy a stay at the Chobe River Camp and be sure to book yourself for the boat cruise.
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Author – I’m Nela, from Windhoek Namibia but born in a small village called Omatunda in northern Namibia. I am passionate about writing, research and photography, as it helps me gain knowledge about people and my country.