Day 1 Vic Falls – Chobe

Today is the start of the Namibia Nomad section of our trip. We said goodbye to old friends that had traveled down from East Africa with us and began our trip with a new group of adventurers as we left the wonder of Victoria Falls and headed to Botswana.

We were greeted by the sight of the Chobe River as we headed into town of Kasane for shopping and lunch. With bellies full and the truck stocked up with food for dinner we headed to our camp site where we had time for a quick dip in the pool before we heading out on our sunset cruise along the Chobe River.

With the cooler box full in anticipation of a few sun downers, we set sail along the river. This park plays host to over 50,000 elephants so it was not surprising that our first animal sighting came in the form of at least 200 elephants swimming and drinking in the warm afternoon sun. Next came a few close encounters with crocodiles and hippos that were happily resting in the cool waters before a night of eating.

A spectacular sunset finishing off an amazing cruise, and it was time to return to camp. It was the first night of camp life for some but it was an gentle start as a dinner of Botswana beef, potatoes and sweetcorn was ready to eat on our return. We had a few beers around the fire and looked forward to the places and adventures ahead of us.

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