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Days 2 and 3 Savuti Camp, Botswana

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*Ready for our next adventure
*Ready for our next adventure
All inter-camp flights were on 4 to 12 seater planes
All inter-camp flights were on 4 to 12 seater planes
What a view!
What a view!
A large herd of hippos sunbathing
A large herd of hippos sunbathing
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65017902.xAnzoJew.jpg On the way to camp from the airfield
On the way to camp from the airfield
On the deck at Savuti overlooking a watering hole
On the deck at Savuti overlooking a watering hole
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Our tent came with a small welcoming party
Our tent came with a small welcoming party
The ever-present Francolins
The ever-present Francolins
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65017905.71P0luQv.jpg The view of Savuti Camp from the watering hole
The view of Savuti Camp from the watering hole
Yellow-Billed Hornbill
Yellow-Billed Hornbill
A large number of elephants live in the area
A large number of elephants live in the area
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65017929.j8NdvPZc.jpg A Banded Mongoose
A Banded Mongoose
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65017915.2aW7uHON.jpg Tawny eagle
Tawny eagle
A Warthog
A Warthog
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Who knew they could fly?
Who knew they could fly?
Preparing traditional sundowners, refreshments served as the sun sets.
Preparing traditional sundowners, refreshments served as the sun sets.
Our guide had to convince the elephants that they were not invited!
Our guide had to convince the elephants that they were not invited!
A Kori Bustard
A Kori Bustard
At dusk, even elephants seem to blend into the bush.
At dusk, even elephants seem to blend into the bush.
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65018265.ZxDipNE6.jpg As night falls, a spotted hyena's eyes reflect our lights.
As night falls, a spotted hyena's eyes reflect our lights.
Springhare, the African kangaroo
Springhare, the "African kangaroo"
Gathering before dinner
Gathering before dinner
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65018273.CjlCZ36q.jpg Out onto the plains
Out onto the plains
Hornbills are everywhere
Hornbills are everywhere
...as is elephant dung
...as is elephant dung
Wildebeest or Gnu
Wildebeest or Gnu
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A large herd of Impala
A large herd of Impala
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65018283.lrtcNNqI.jpg Giraffe
Giraffe
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Lilac-breasted Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
The ever-present termite mound
The ever-present termite mound
Zebra
Zebra
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Having a dust bath
Having a dust bath
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65019294.BrdwwLoV.jpg t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65019293.D7Kzhsac.jpg  Young males often have disagreements
Young males often have disagreements
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Elephants are very protective of their young
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A Black-Backed Jackal
A Black-Backed Jackal
t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65017887.z0QJbGkV.jpg t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65004422.5yrkloOn.jpg t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65019300.Z5QcorvN.jpg A Guineafowl
A Guineafowl
Landrovers can go anywhere and are incredibly dependable.
Landrovers can go anywhere and are incredibly dependable.
A Secretarybird
A Secretarybird
 We came upon this skittish leopard with the remains of a baboon
We came upon this skittish leopard with the remains of a baboon
Amazing how they can carry their prey up a tree or during a full speed run
Amazing how they can carry their prey up a tree or during a full speed run
t2%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65473191.CR8RHUoE.jpg A female Greater Kudu
A female Greater Kudu
Male Greater Kudu
Male Greater Kudu
A Marabou Stork
A Marabou Stork
Impalas
Impalas
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t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65019327.TJBrzqt5.jpg Breakfast is served around the campfire at 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast is served around the campfire at 6:30 a.m.
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Out looking for lions
*Note the blood on this lioness, who is returning from a night of hunting and is looking for her young cubs.
*Note the blood on this lioness, who is returning from a night of hunting and is looking for her young cubs.
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She was warning us not to get too near the cubs.
She was warning us not to get too near the cubs.
 The cubs are licking their mouths after nursing.
The cubs are licking their mouths after nursing.
t2%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65473185.fkTO2Nys.jpg Wildlife - up close and personal
Wildlife - up close and personal
We also came upon an adult female and four one-year-old cubs. Two were hers, and two were orphans.
We also came upon an adult female and four one-year-old cubs. Two were hers, and two were orphans.
t2%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65656859.hDTvELkd.jpg t1%2f81%2f448381%2f4%2f65004384.oQt308u5.jpg An elephant skull and tusk
An elephant skull and tusk
 After two unforgetable days at Savuti , it was time to fly to Chitabe Trails.
After two unforgetable days at Savuti , it was time to fly to Chitabe Trails.
Waiting for our plane in the terminal
Waiting for our plane in the "terminal"
Our guide became the ground crew. He had to chase an elephant from the runway!
Our guide became the ground crew. He had to chase an elephant from the runway!