We are still in Botswana at Chobe Safari Lodge. The river safari and lunch were fantastic. We loved eating by the pool and the Chobe River. On this safari, the humans agreed that they had seen enough birds, impalas and warthogs. They were looking for zebras, giraffes and lions. But they did want to stop to admire other large animals. An early stop was to gaze at these rocks.
Oh, they are not rocks, they are resting hippos. Hippos are so big, but they can run really fast. Remember the elephants we saw on the boat safari? Well, here they are again.
Those two babies are so cute. Mom was having a little problem getting them to move quickly enough, so mom’s tusks bumped into the youngster’s rumps if they got too slow. That seemed very effective. Cape buffalo are also very big.
The humans did say they wanted to stop for big animals. Alright, this is a new animal for me, Zeb the Duck.
This is my first wild zebra. We saw a small herd of them, and what are these animals near them?
Wow. These tall guys are giraffe. My first wild giraffe also. Oh look.
To the right, near the center of the photo, there is a young giraffe. Shorter, but certainly not short. I don’t believe I have seen this one before, either.
This is a kudu. Very impressive twisted horns. Well, our game drive in Chobe National Park in Botswana has ended. It was great, but we did not see the big cats. No lions, no cheetahs, and no leopards. But we did see so many magnificent animals. I love safaris. This was my first time in Africa, so my first safaris, but mom has been here a couple times and experienced safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We both loved these safaris. I have to tell you something amazing. The other humans on our game drive were from Colorado and one couples lives less than 10 miles from our home in Colorado. And we met on a safari in Botswana! Mom and I are now in the car, entering Zimbabwe. The other humans are staying in Zambia, so we are in separate cars.
Remember that the road from Botswana into Zimbabwe and then to Victoria Falls goes through a National Park. These baboons are really wild and ran away.
Another day I will tell you about our encounter with another baboon; one that was not afraid of humans. We are back in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and it is dinner time. The gentleman in our hotel office recommended a restaurant. Here we are at Mama Africa Eating House.
At our table we loved the colorful placemats.
The peanuts and popcorn were delicious for snacking while our food was being prepared. We ordered Nuku Nedovil. That is a Shona dish of chicken and peanut butter with rice. Yum! I love chicken and I love peanut butter. When we arrived we admired the paintings on what we thought was a storage area.
We soon learned that the doors come off and this is the area for the band.
Live music is great during and after dinner. The food was delicious and the people were so nice. I really liked Mama Africa. When we returned to our hotel we certainly thanked the gentleman for his wonderful recommendation.