Baboons, we saw lots of baboons. They were everywhere that morning in Chobe National Park. Like I mentioned in my last post, we were in Africa during “green season” or also known as the rainy season. It’s when the weather is hot but also rainy and makes the landscape green and lush. With the vibrant and full vegetation, comes all the babies! A lot of animals give birth during this time so their young ones will have plenty of food and water nearby and also the thick greenery offer great protection from predators. During the drive (and during our trip), we saw lots of babies animals and it was absolutely adorable. Technically, high season for African safaris is during their winter months because of the lack of rain and the scarcity of water. Because of this, large number of animals can be easily seen at the limited watering holes in the national park. While I would love to witness hundreds of elephant and buffaloes surround a single watering hole, I love the fact that I got to see so many baby animals during my trip.
We ended our drive with an adorable family of mongooses. Mongooses are little badasses. They look super cute but don’t let that cuteness fool you. These guys are snake killers, venomous ones too. They are resistant or immune to snake venom and are known for killing cobras. There are a lot of very poisonous snakes in Africa so these little guys can eat as many of them as they want!
After our drive, we headed back to the lodge and had brunch. This would end our time at Chobe Game Lodge and we were off to our next camp, Chobe Chilwero Lodge. If you read my itinerary post, you know that we were coming and going the entire trip. It was sad to leave such a beautiful lodge, but I was excited to see what else Chobe had to offer.