|lilac breasted roller--national bird of Botswana|
However, I've been badly bit by the safari bug after my trip and can't wait to go back to Africa. I had a fabulous trip to Botswana's Okavango Delta, Zambia (Victoria Falls), and South Africa (Cape Town). We were so lucky to see fantastic wildlife in Botswana, including cheetahs, lions (mostly very sleepy), leopards pretty much every day, hyena, jackal, wild dogs, zebra, giraffe, elephants, antelope, wart hogs, lots of wonderful birds, and beautiful scenery--it was hard not to go around singing all the songs from the Lion King, in fact! No bugs or snakes, by the way...apparently too cold at that time of year in Botswana.
|Mother cheetah and two cubs hiding in the grass|
|leopard cub in a tree|
|Here I am in the microlight, with Vic Falls underneath! That's me in back (and a licensed pilot in front)|
If you'd like to see more photos from my trip (with my 42X zoom I felt like I was a photographer from National Geographic!) feel free to check out my Smilebook which has a selection of the best of the photos from the trip!
Hope all my blog friends have been having a great summer...I'll be posting more soon on some of my recent reads.