Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Chobe National Park - Savuti

June 15, 2014  —  Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
The first leopard.

The Chobe Park is divided in three main zones known as the Chobe Riverfront, the Linyanti Marshes, and Savuti. I visited two of these regions and I now present you some photos of the Savuti area.

The density of animals in Chobe is great and it is easy to see elephants and a great variety of antelopes.

I saw three leopards during my two days' stay in this part of the park.

Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
This elephant is shaking the tree to get these delicious fruits to fall from the tree. Believe me; the tree is really shaken from one side to the other. The elephant's strength is impressive.
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana

A Sad Story

Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana

This story is about a couple of owls mourning the loss of their younglings. Their laments can be heard in the middle of cracking noise and mastication sounds.

Unfortunately for the family, a leopard that is hungry decides to climb to the top of the tree to reach the owl's nest.

Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana

The leopard enjoys a good breakfast by devouring the little owls peacefully nesting at the apex of their tree. After a good meal, the leopard returns to the plain leaving the owls with their sorrow...

The end.

Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
The leopard on the owls nest.
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
The leopard detects an intruder...
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Climbing down.
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Back on the plain.
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
Savuti - Chobe National Park - Botswana
This third leopard is attracted by the meal of the leopard in the tree. The big cat in the tree is not very happy about the coming of an intruder. It grumbles strongly until it turns back and goes away.