was a pretty cool place. There was a family of elephants right as we crossed
the border from Namibia.
It was a nice welcome. I say we because I got a ride from a nice Swiss couple.
Because I'm not allowed through national parks on my bike I had to hitchhike.
Which was a good idea because we saw so many large males elephants on the
drive. The males are known to challenge small cars and even buses as they try
to use the road.
We arrived at a nice lodge with camping. The place had a
very nice buffet which is the best thing in the world to a biker. I went to
dinner with the Swiss couple. That night there was a wonderful sunset. A little
later, the place started raining dead small bugs. They landed in our food and
drinks. They must have been killing themselves in the lights. We moved to
another table but had the same problem. Oh well it’s Africa.
Later I felt something on the outside of my pant leg. It was a bug the size of
a middle finger. I shook it off. A waiter came and tried to move it from the restaurant.
He only scared it to a table of women who couldn't be any less scared of what
went under it. Those women all shot from the table and left one poor young
daughter standing on her seat pale in terror. But the food was great and I
totally got my money’s worth.
The next morning I left for a 4-hour safari through ChobeNational
Park. We must have seen 60 elephants before we
got to the park entrance. The elephant population is huge here and have not
been controlled in the past. The elephants here are very nice. Other places
where the population has been controlled, elephant are scared of humans and
don't allow us to get too close.
We were lucky and got to see a wild dog hunt. I will try to
attach that movie. All in all it was a cool place.
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