The next morning we pick up hyena and leopard spoors – silent visitors of the night. Not so silent were the mighty hippopotamoi … they stepped out when night had fallen, feeding on the sweet green juicy river grasses on the swampy borders while you lie awake, listening to their grinding crunching wallowing, heart-stoppingly near to your tent, a sheet of canvas away … hippos are well known to be short tempered, easily turning into tempestuous beasts when disturbed at mealtimes …
The Mokoros, tree dug-outs originally, are a means of transport for the local population. To stake tourists along the quieter waterways, has become an additional income generator. The modern Mokoro is made of fibre glass and their owners are proudly showing off their skills in keeping their wobbly crafts in balanced motion. This is your moment of feigning pluckiness in an environment that is not without concealed danger while to all appearances leisurely drifting among beds of waterlilies.
Afternoon time at one of the watering holes, watching game come and go – zebras, elephants, storks …
Part III of III to follow …
Colleen and Walter
Sunday 26 Sept 2021
2 thoughts on “BOTSWANA IMPRESSIONS – KHWAI RIVER AREA – Part II of III …”
Lovely part of the world. Thanks for amazing pics xx
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Thanks for the wonderful memories and photos Walter and Colleen
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