on July 27, 2006
Up and loaded onto safari trucks at the hotel while it was still dark, we started our day with the chilly drive to the entrance of Chobe National Park as part of a fleet of a half-dozen trucks from our hotel. We were very excited to be headed out for a 3-hour game viewing drive. As we headed down the bumpy road in the park, we saw our first big animal, a giraffe, before it was even light out. After watching the sun rise over the bush, we continued our trip. The game drive is scheduled for 3 hours total and the time went quickly. The trip includes a break for tea and cookies near the end of the trip. The highlight for us was finding a group of four lions relaxing in the morning sun, but we saw plenty of other animals, too, including baboons, kudu antelope, hippos, impala, the multi-colored lilac-breasted roller bird, and much more. According to the guides, every day's trip is a little different and you never know exactly which animals you are going to encounter. But Chobe National Park has an abundance of game, so you're just about guaranteed to see many interesting animals.
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