Other Game Animals

Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

one elephant two elephants in the Chobe River shaking a palmnut tree walking aerial view facing us at sunset in the Chobe River drinking from the Chobe River in the Okavango

Elephants are very numerous in Botswana, especially in Chobe. In the Okavango, we watched elephants shake palmnut trees to drop the ripe fruits.

Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)

profile one buffalo

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

bending over

The terrain in much of Botswana is not suited to giraffes, but there are a few.

Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus)


This family is part of a troop who retired to the same trees at the bank of the Chobe River each night to sleep.

Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)


This male warthog kneels down to root in the river bank.

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

mother and calf

The tiny hippo calf stayed close to its mother on the banks of the Chobe River.

Zebra (Equus zebra)

one zebra

We were able to approach zebras in the Okavango on foot or in dugout canoes.

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