In the Khwai area north of Moremi a part is managed by the local population. We camped there for a few nights near the Khwai River. Elephants view from our campsite. Here you can drive yourself on the many roads and occasionally you have to go through the water. With a 4×4 with snorkel this is no problem, but a lot of fun. And if you run into animals, keep a suitable distance, both for their rest and your own safety. A male elephant of 6000 kilos would not have to bother much with our Toyota landcruiser of 2500 kilos. Because of the abundant water here there are many hippos, birds and elephants. A banded mongoose happy to warm up in the sun. Chacma baboons are fleaing and eating. A large group of about 50 elephants drink water on the other side of a stream. A real magical feeling to be so close. A Bennett’s woodpecker looking for ants. We ran into hippos that were out of the water during the day. Hippos can not stand the sun, so this is very exceptional. These are yellow-billed oxpecker are looking for parasites. The hippopotamus grazes with the big, sturdy leathery lips, not with the teeth. Elephants kissing. The francolines and Cape starlings are very used to people and come very close. A campfire for fun and to keep the wild animals away. The wildlife camera shot an elephant that ran between us and the river. If you have become enthusiastic after watching this video, subscribe to my channel to see more videos. On the YouTube homepage you’ll see under subscriptions, that new videos have been uploaded.
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