Trip Report: Chobe Photo Safari, March 2014 (part 4)

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Well, we’ve eventually come to the final instalment of the Chobe adventure that my guests and I were fortunate to undertake earlier in March.

To get up to speed, you’ll need a large mug of coffee and then click here:

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Day 5: March 16th

As we awaken to our last morning, we drink in the silence and serenity of the calm Chobe river around us. After our morning coffee we head to the photographic boat with hopes of bagging some nice images on our last river session as we bid the Chobe farewell.

Our morning session is filled with Hippo interaction and the ever-present Fish Eagles. We spend some time patrolling the shore for the big cats again, but it seems we will have to come back for them on a later trip!

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As the clock strikes 9am, we slowly make our way back to the boat and enjoy our last brunch on the magnificent Chobe river.

After packing our things, we pose for a quick group photo before docking the photographic boat once again, this time to go and do the necessary stamping at the border posts and transfer to the airport.

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That concludes my account of our safari.

We didn’t get to see those elusive big cats but hey, guess what?

Wild Eye’s own Penny Robartes was JUST up there again to obtain some new marketing images, and this is what she was able to photograph from the photographic boat  –  a lioness and her 5 cubs on a kill next to the river…you never know what’s around the next bend!! (Keep your eyes open for a future blog post about this sighting from Penny)!!

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There are only 2 spots left on the next Chobe photo safari that will be led by Marlon du Toit (7-11 May 2014).  If these reports have fired up your desire to experience this unique adventure too, then be sure to book your spot on this next trip or any of the others that are scheduled for the rest of the year. Details can be found HERE.

I am closing this report off with some photos kindly sent to me by some of my guests on this safari…you can view them properly by merely clicking on them!

Images by Geir Olaf Gjerden:

Images by Japie Maritz:

Images by Ann Thompson:

Until I write to you again, keep those shutters clicking!

Morkel Erasmus

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