to take a drive through Botswana. You can go far without seeing any people or houses or anything manmade except the road and the telephone poles. But we were thrilled to see 13 elephants, 19 giraffes, a kudu with a full rack and his family, zebras, and gorgeous birds.
But first you have to get there.
The ferry crossing is not long for this world. A bridge is in the works, so this will soon be only historical way of crossing the Zambezi.
That's our muddy Jeep coming off behind the 18 wheeler. He had been waiting 2 days to cross south, where the people who are going north wait a week.
There was a cluster of human activity at the border, and then we were out in the wilderness, driving through grass and shrub country, hoping to see game, but starting to wonder.
Suddenly, there he was!
This big guy with a chunk out of one ear. He also has quite a scar on the right side of his face. We stopped to take pictures and stare, keeping the motor running, and he just kept eating and ignored our peon selves.
We never got over the shock and delight of seeing these giants right along Botswana roads. It sure gives you a thrill!
Please excuse the butterflies splatted on our windshield.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. Phew, doesn't He like variety? and color!