“We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.” ― Graydon Carter
Did you know that the African elephant can live up to 80 years?
If you want to see elephants, Botswana is the place to be in Africa. Not only because there are more African elephants in Botswana than anywhere else, but also because it’s a country where most of them roam freely, far away from captivity.
We experienced Africa, first hand, when we stayed in Elephant Sands, an unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy & campsite. We stayed in a tent and needless to say we were a bit worried when we got a warning not to leave the tent after 10pm. Luckily everything went smooth and we really had a unique experience looking the elephants only a couple of meters away from us.
We also visited Chobe National Park, the first national park in Botswana which has the largest number of elephants in Botswana, over 50,000. Most of them can easily be seen during the dry season when large herds of elephants make their way to the river banks of the Chobe river. Although, by size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, it for sure is the most biologically diverse.
Check out this amazing National Park in our latest Youtube video. You can find a link to our channel in our bio.
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