An incessant drizzle during the early dawn hours forces us into the truck for a quick breakfast before making our way on across a ferry over the Zambezi and over the border to Botswana (free visa). All of Botswana’s animals roam free, with no fences anywhere.
Two minutes after pulling into the town of Kasane, we see this for ourselves as a family of warthogs wanders through the local shopping center, as nonchalantly as the shoppers are to their presence. We camp for two nights on the immaculately maintained grounds of the posh Chobe Safari Lodge, 20 minutes from the famed elephants of Chobe National Park.
As we prepare dinner, another warthog and two babies impudently stomp up, sniffing around for scraps. It’s comical to see them go down on their knees to forage. When no food is forthcoming, they soon head … Read More »