In the afternoon, we exchange our Land Cruiser for an open game drive vehicle. As soon as we exit the gate to the lodge, our track begins, taking us through the dried-up Kazuma pan and into the heart of the bush along the border with Zimbabwe. As the sun sets, the entire landscape is cast in a silhouette on the horizon against brilliant hues of orange fading into an expanse of soft blue.
The world goes quiet. Peacefulness, omnipresent, transcends on us.
As we sit, pondering the beauty of this incredible moment, our hosts scurry to prepare a table of nibbles to feast on. Lanterns are packed out, gin and tonics are poured to enjoy as sundowners. A variety of cheeses and crackers delights. This memory is the one we will all keep coming back to. As our night comes to an end, we return to the lodge.
Snug in the chalet, I listen for animal sounds. Guests at the lodge are advised to stick to pathways and stay indoors at night when the terrain can be dangerous. The next day we make our way to Kasane, the small town on the Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia borders and the gateway to the Chobe National Park.
The crown of the Chobe National Park is the Chobe River and a trip to this region is not complete without a boat ride. Cruising down the river, the Namibian Caprivi Strip lies to the right, the light green swampy grass plains a haven for wildlife. To the left lies the lush Botswana bush. It strikes me how different the two sides of the river are, divided only by the water coursing through.
It was for long a disputed territory between Botswana and Namibia until the International Court of Justice ruled in that the fluvial island belongs to Botswana on establishing that the main channel runs between Namibia and the piece of land.
That put an end to years of clandestinely hoisting and removing country flags under the cover of night. For a short moment, you find yourself wondering why all this fuss was made over an island that is submerged under water for a few months a year.
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The relaxed, small-town holiday vibes of Kasane blend perfectly with the combination of water and wildlife viewing. The water is peaceful, the air quiet and the world simple. As we return shortly before sunset, the sun casts a golden glow on the water. We stop to admire a herd of elephants submerged in the water, some whose trunks only slightly emerge for a breath of fresh air.
Dinner at the busy Thebe Safari Lodge in the heart of Kasane and a glass of wine are a perfect recipe to unwind and relax into the evening, preparing us for an early morning game drive that has us in search of lions. To our dismay, one of the game drive vehicles sends out a distress call: two of its tyres have been reduced to flats.
In the scuffle to change the tyres, the lions escape and we return let down, ready for a scrumptious lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge. A whole bream, freshly caught in the Chobe River, adorns my plate from end-to-end. According to the waiter, eating the eyes is recommended for optimum health. The nature, luxury and perfect bush escape have treated us well; we leave with heavy hearts, sad to return without having spotted a cat or two. But as the sun sets on our Botswana trip, we are reminded that the magic happens at twilight.
With an air of majesty, one gently parades on the side of the road. She waits, as if bidding us farewell then disappears into the shrubbery. She approves — we can now go home. Sign In Register.
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