With much sadness, we left Kirkman’s on the 6th and spent the night in Johannesburg, decompressing. We got to bed early and “slept in” until 7. We then caught a flight to the kasane airport in Botswana (for real this time) and checked in to Chobe Bush Lodge. The internet isn’t as good here, hence the break in updates.
Last night we went on a boat tour of the Chobe River and saw many elephants — huge numbers of them — in and out of the water, eating, drinking, play fighting, and socializing. It was amazing! We also saw hippo, giraffe, crocodile, buffalo, antelope, and all kinds of birds. The sunset on the river was also gorgeous.
Today we took a day trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. I’m not huge on landmarks and landscape but the falls were very beautiful. Definitely worth the trip. We walked the length the falls in the morning. About half of the walk was so wet from spray and mist that it was like being in a driving rain, but the sun was out above us. After lunch we walked the drier half again, and saw the most intense rainbow I’ve ever witnessed.