We began our adventure in Botswana with a boat trip through the Chobe National Park. We saw an amazing number and variety of animals in a short trip along the Chobe River. We saw most of the same animals again in later portions of the trip, and got better photos in those other locations. The one animal we photographed best here was the crocodile. We saw several crocodiles that were truly enormous. Here is a closeup photo of one of them. You would certainly not want to meet any of them on foot.
Later that day, we flew in a small, single-engine plane to the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. We then drove to the Linyanti Discoverer Camp, where we spent the next 3 days. Our routine was fairly regular with early morning game drives, a rest period after lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive, night drive, dinner, and bed. The schedule included many stops to eat, including breakfast, morning coffee or tea, lunch, afternoon tea (including food), sundowners (at sundown, of course), and dinner. We were kept well fed.
After dark, we could not travel through the camps unattended. We always had one of the staff to accompany us in case of animals along the paths or sleeping under the tents. Although we never had a serious encounter, we did have elephants in the camp more than once, and lions, hyenas, monkeys, baboons, antelope, etc. At Linyanti Camp, we had hippos within a few feet of our tent during the night.