Elephants in Botswana

Embarking on our 445 km journey from the Okavango Delta to the Botswana Chobe border crossing was an adventure in itself—think a little car karaoke, snack breaks, and heated debates about the best safari attire to date. But hey, we made it through the border crossing with flying colours—no passport mishaps, lost luggage, or Marsel issues, phew!

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Our rally cars were banished to Kasane Airport for the night, joining the ranks of planes, etc., as the Chobe Game Lodge only permits its own 4x4s on-site in its exclusive parking lot. Maybe they were afraid of some leaky oil?!?!

In the evening, on a pre-dinner river cruise, our parade of elephants begins. The Chobe National Park actually has Africa’s highest concentration of nature’s original “heavyweights”. With trunks longer than Marsel’s needed-part-list and ears big enough to hear your thoughts, the elephants are abundant alongside the river.

We’re kicking off with a thrilling game drive at 6 am tomorrow, pre-departure!