This photo might look a pit dull (because of a poor camera and low light) but the moment I took it was amazing. We were on a safari in Chobe National Park. In the evening when the sun had just gone down we came across of this herd of buffaloes. There were hundreds or maybe even a thousand buffaloes crossing a dry riverbed. Young ones and old ones all together. In that darkening night the ribbon of buffaloes continued as long as I could see. That alone was a mesmerising sight. But that alone wasn’t enought. The lions were also there. A pack of lions had killed a kudu and they were eating less than a hundred meters away from the buffaloes. One lion left the pack and moved closer to the buffaloes just to observe them. The lion was sitting there staring the buffaloes while we were sitting in a safari truck and staring her staring the buffaloes. The buffaloes went on and we had to return to the camp but that sight I will never forget.
There is quite a lot traffic between Zambia and Botswana even though those two countries have common border only a little bit over 100 meters and that border is in the middle of Zambezi River. There has been talk about building a bridge there at Kazungula for years or maybe decades because there is no bridge. Seriously. No bridge. All the lorries (as in the pictures) and stuff are transported over the river by ferry boat. And they might have to wait pretty long to get to the other side.
Now some serious plans have been made to finally start the construction but that has waken up Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe doesn’t want to loose revenues and denies Zambia and Botswana having any common border. Interesting dilemma. So is there coming a bridge soon? Who knows… TIA.
There is definitely no elephant in the room but many elephants in the river. Seeing elephants in herd is magnificent view. In Botswana I saw a herd crossing Chobe River and the herd included many baby elephants too.