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Chobe National Park: The Land of The Giants

“My name is Rambo. Welcome to the Chobe River sunset cruise. We’ll be cruising along the Chobe National Park and see where the Chobe River and the Zambezi River meet. Four different countries meet here as well: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Chobe National Park is one of the biggest and most diverse national parks in Africa.

The park has the highest concentration of elephants in the world, up to 60.000 specimens. Young male elephants stay with their mothers until they’re about ten years old and then they’re kicked out by the female leader to avoid inbreeding. During the dry season, elephants and other animals swim to the island on the other side of the river where they will stay until the rain season begins. This process is called rotational grazing.

Buffalos are the most dangerous animals to hunt because they’re able to defend themselves very well. When they get old they are forced to leave the herd because young buffalos challenge them in fights, but they’re not strong enough to survive in combat.

Big animals are always followed around by cattle egrets, a species of heron that feeds off the flies and insects that always fly around big animals, especially when they’re grazing.

We have two types of nile monitor lizard, one of which stays in the water and grows up to two meters in length. They eat fish, birds’ eggs and crocodile eggs, and their predators are crocodiles and big birds like martial eagles.

Hippos are among the most dangerous animals in Africa and they are responsible for the highest rate of human fatalities in the country. They are herbivores so they only kill to defend themselves.

Nile crocodiles grow up to 5-6 meters in length. They usually come on the banks during the day to bask in the sun and keep warm. They mostly eat in the summer months and store the fat in the tail, which allows them to stay longer without eating during the cold months”.


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