Thursday, 20 March 2014

Walking with Elephants

Walking in the footsteps of African elephant bull Jabu made us feel more closely connected to elephants than ever before. Working together with Sanctuary Retreats, Living With Elephants gave us the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a trio of orphaned elephants in the Okavango Delta. Despite their large size, elephants walk through the Botswanan bush with a soft tread, intelligent animals that are both strong and gentle.

With its lush floodplains and dry Kalahari sands, northern Botswana is home to some of the world’s biggest elephant herds. Situated on the edge of Chobe National Park, we spent a night at Chobe Chilwero and went on a sundowner cruise amongst the largest remaining elephant population on the planet. At sunset, we watched a family herd with their young calves using their trunks as snorkels to swim across the Chobe River.

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