|Chitabe was not all fun and games. Look at the huge spider we found in our tent. Guess who got to hold the phone next to it for scale. Me aka the brave one.|
I thought that this post would cover our final days at Chitabe and the start of our time at Jacana, the second camp we visited in Botswana. However as I looked through the photos and my notes (yes, I take notes. I take this blog very seriously) I realized that there were still many more Chitabe adventures and photos to share. So here is the last of Chitabe.
Friday morning was quite cold but we set out with BB looking for wild dogs. Wild dogs are tough to spot and we were not successful. BB then heard from another guide that there was a leopard relaxing after chowing down on a big kill so we headed over to check it out. The leopard had clearly just finished eating and her kill was hanging in the tree. The kill was hidden so I couldn't get a photo of that but I was able to get some pictures of the leopard relaxing and digesting.
|This is how I look after a big meal|
During the last few drives there were some additional amazing animal sightings.
|Monkeys are what South African people would call "naughty" as they often steal food and area a nuisance. But how can you not love their faces?|
|Black backed jackal|
Following the angry elephant we spotted a lioness alone and drinking from a small pond.
|Only later when I got home and reviewed the photos did I recognize the mother as the same lioness we saw earlier in the week. The one with the unusual eyes.|
|The dad. He was busy resting a few feet away while the mother was dealing with the cubs.|
|Me standing in front of what is known as a sausage tree.|
|My favorite photo from the entire trip even if Mr. Deep is wearing his 20 year old flannel.|