Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Camping in Botswana

We just got back from a family camping trip in northern Botswana (Moremi, Savuti, and Chobe). We stayed 6 nights/7days in the bush with the lions roaring around us away from all civilization and had the most amazing time. All the animals we saw were beyond what words can describe but looking back through the pics, some of my favorites were seeing the joy on the kids faces as they try to find something in the binoculars and actually find it. Taylor's favorite memory was not the hippos swimming, baby elephants trailing behind their mommy, or lions roaring at night as we slept (or tried to sleep) but was of the times we spent around the campfire. #family #botswana

Our tent

Baby elephants are definitely my favorite!


"Wait, mom!!"

Even baby hippos are too cute

baby wildebeast

Lions can be so fierce but they love on the members of their pride

This baby lion literally licked our bumper...amazing!!

Family boat ride on the Chobe river

My love

"Mom, there are lobsters in the pool"...nope, they were scorpions

Relaxing in the hammock

Beware crocodiles...really!!

Hippo swimming

3rd bridge at Moremi. We drove 160km (99miles) this day to our next
campsite and most of the roads were like this. It took us 8 hours!

Cooking over an open fire with lions roaring in the background

Giraffe with rain looming behind it

Lilac breasted roller

I love seeing giraffe drink

Kori bustard-national bird of Botswana

Bee Eater

Majestic Lion

Lions on a hunt

baby lion cub

I know this is hard to see but it's one of my favorite shots.
It shows a lion on the ridge stalking the zebra just out of site. 

beautiful

stalking

african sunset

elephant crossing the road in front of us

taylor with an elephant bone

Bradyn with an elephant bone

Tay being silly in a cape buffalo skull

this truck and brent did amazing getting us through some pretty
crazy roads!

Dung beetle rolling poo...too cool!

Hippos grazing

Croc...I think he was smiling at us!
 
Tay's favorite times were sitting around the campfire

Bradyn spotting something cool, or at least trying to

My boys



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