The first three days we spend in Africa won't be in Zambia at all. Pete is meeting our plane in Lusaka, Zambia, and then we are flying to Chobe National Park in Botswana for a three-day wildlife safari. We'll be doing the 'Rich American Tourist' thing - even though we're not rich and no doubt everyone will know it in no time!
There is even a swimming pool overlooking the Chobe River! I don't know how much use we'll get out of it, since May is the beginning of the colder, winter months south of the equator. But although the temperatures may drop into the 30-40 degree range at night, the days are still very warm. Plus it looks like a prime birding spot to me!
Muchenje Safari Lodge. We are going to be there shortly after the rainy season, so we won't see the throngs of animals that congregate at the Chobe riverbank during the dry season. But I have no doubt we'll see plenty!
This photo of Chobe National Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor
I can almost guarantee we'll see crocodiles, too. Hopefully not quite as close up as this person saw this crocodile. In any case, I'll have a full report with original pictures to show you when we return. Imagine it, though . . . Botswana!
Think about that for a moment. So much of our lives are motivated by fears. Most of us are afraid of what other people think about us, for example, so we pretend to be just like everyone else. In other words, we are afraid of being different, so we are afraid of anyone that is different. We are afraid of being poor, so we are afraid of poor people. It's crazy. Fear makes us hate, too. I don't hate snakes because I think they are ugly; I hate them because I'm afraid of them.
What are you afraid of?