The afternoon 3 hour Chobe River tour starts at 1:30 with the worst possible light on the water. Talking later with one of the camp managers, she explained that they do the river trip at this time of day as it is less crowded.
After the morning safari drive through the park our guide and driver, KG, takes us to a boat dock in Kasane.
There are six guests in the small but stable motor boat, making it easy to stand up to get the shot you want.
Our boat driver gets us surprisingly and sometimes uncomfortably close to the game on shore – crocs, elephants and hippos.
The tour goes around Sedudu island in the middle of the river.
Back on the paved road it’s about an hour drive back to camp. Just after 5PM the soft afternoon glow begins.
Stopped for a couple of animals including the elusive Roan antelope. A small herd crosses the road.
We arrived back at camp just at sunset. The color before sunset quickly faded after the sun went down possibly due to smoke in the air.
August 27, 2016
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