Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Farewell to Africa...elephant style

Farewell to Africa...elephant style

Our time in Botswana’s Okavango Delta had been wonderful. Over the last couple of weeks we had encountered all of the wildlife we had hoped to see in one of the most natural and stimulating settings on our beleaguered planet.

Elephants had not been in abundance rather we discovered small transitory groups that seemed to be intent on avoiding close contact which only added to the excitement of each encounter.

However there comes that day when it is time to leave. With regret we packed our bags and waited at the camp for the light plane to circle before landing a few kilometres away on the bush landing strip.

One last short drive and who knows what delights the Okavango had to offer to farewell us. And it turned out to be a rather ill tempered bull elephant that barred our way for a good ten minutes; stamping its feet and flaring its ears, before finally acquiescing and letting us go on our way.
A fitting farewell.

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