Chobe Pangolin Voyager Safari: The Dryness Brings A Profusion of Wildlife to the River …

Daily Bulletin from Villiers:

Everyone arrived at Kasane a little late due to flight delays,but as soon as we all gathered we were onto our tender boat for the short trip to our luxurious houseboat – and then we went straight out on the river for our first adventure.

Well, well, well, this place is always a paradise – but with the dryness affecting huge areas around the river, hundreds of animals have arrived to be close to a water source. In fact, even right now, from the deck of the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat we can see at least 80 elephants and more than 100 buffalo right there on the banks of the river.

When we went out for our first excursion on the river we could not believe the birdlife. Yes, birds have migrated to the river in their thousands, also in search of water. There are too many species to mention … Open – billed Storks fishing along the banks, and White Egrets that repeatedly stabbed the water with their beaks, hoping to spear a fish or two.

We watched and photographed an African Skimmer as he flew back and forth, back and forth, …

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…while hippos cavorted in the water.

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Just as we set out on our upriver trip a whole herd of elephants came swimming across right in front of us. It was fabulous to watch …

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And as I said, back on the houseboat we can still see all the activity around us in the gathering darkness. Wow, tomorrow ??? …