Have you ever seen a wild elephant take a bath? I never thought I would see such a thing, but I saw quite a few enjoying baths in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a vast inland river delta that floods and dries each year.
This is the first elephant we encountered on a five-hour boat trip to a lodge in the delta. After we showed up, he got out of the water. That was a difficult process and this ponderous giant seemed loathe to give up the bouyancy that the water provided.
We passed a second elephant standing close to the bank.
We encountered others stepping lightly (for an elephant) on the floor of the marsh…
and quenching their thirst, which is easy this time of year.
The Okavango is spectacular! I visited many years ago but I remember it well.
I think it’s a place that is not easily forgotten. I have seen some good Nature shows on it recently and learned more about it. Things that I didn’t know when I went there.
I hope all is swell.
Enjoying your tours.
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Ok…more to come! Thanks, Mike.
Woww Okavango is spectacular.
It is Pat. Have you been there?
Oh no, but I admired them with your beautiful photos 😀