Africa Safari Review
On arrival to Khwai airfield in Botswana, our first encounter with elephants and giraffes came whilst en route to Khwai Tented Camp. We where pleasantly met by our tour guide Mwamo, who served us with refreshing drinks, whilst we took in the surroundings and enjoyed the surreal thoughts of being in Africa. As we drove into the camp, we where pleasantly surprised by a traditional welcome dance by the staff, which took us by awe.
Our stay in Khwai consisted of 3 nights and four days where by we had early starts and late drives to find all the game we could. This also consisted of watching a wild dog fight with a hyena, and observing extraordinary birds, with rainbow coloured feathers. Our main aim was to search for a leopard which had been spotted a few days prior to our arrival. After a long afternoon of searching for the leopard, we had started to give up, when we discovered we had a flat tyre. Out in the bush with a flat tire with the nature carrying on around us, was an experience one would not imagine. The tyre was quickly fixed and off we set again to finish our drive. Mwamo our guide was quick to spot the leopard in the far distance, which we spent a good hour taking photos and watching the leopard eye up his dinner, just in time for sundowner. Back at the camp, we where warmly welcomed by the staff who were lead by Quest, the manager. My family came to the agreement that Khwai was by far the most prodigious start to the holiday.
Next was Chobe, where we stayed in Muchenje Safari Lodge, which had an incredible view of the national park from our rooms. Our stay in Chobe was short, but long enough to experience a river cruise and witness a herd of elephants crossing the water, whilst hippos and crocodiles laid out in the sun. Overall our Botswanan experience was truly exceptional.