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Botswana Family Safari
10 nights/11 days Botswana Safari
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African Crocodile in Botswana, Chobe River Chobe National park
 
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Mozambican Cobra - Naja mossambica

Mozambican cobra also called spitting cobra is among the few snakes which can spit venom. This behaviour is purely defensive and is not used to kill prey. Spitting cobras kill their prey by injecting venom with a bite just as other venomous snakes do. Spitting is a better defence than biting because they can injure the predator without coming too close to it.

Botswana's dry lands boast more than 70 species of snakes, including three species of spitting cobra. Snakes are fairly common in the Okavango, but they generally don't bother humans.

Spitting Cobras have a wide variety of habitats where they occur. They can be found in ticket and moist savannah at low altitude, in coastal forests, bush and thorn fields, sometimes in semi dessert areas, and rocky areas. It is often found near permanent water holes. Mozambique Spitting Cobras are often found close to humans in city parks, and gardens were they look for rats that often can be found at trash stacks in gardens. Adult Mozambique Spitting Cobras are mostly nocturnal but can be found by day sun bathing close to there hiding spot, Juveniles are often diurnal, presumably to avoid food competition with adult or to avoid being eaten by adults. Mozambique Spitting Cobras search for shelter in
hollow logs, under rocks, termite mounts, holes under ground and under thick bushes.

 

 

 


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Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chief's Camp - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Crocodile Camp - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Duba Plains Camp - Duma Tau Lodge - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Grassland Safari Lodge - Jacana Camp - Kanana Camp - Kings Pool - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Linyanti Camp - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Santawani - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Semetsi Camp - Xakanaxa Camp - Xigera Camp - Xugana Lodge

Botswana Destinations: Chief's Island - Chobe National Park - Gemsbok National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa

Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls

Birds of Botswana: Crowned Plover - Blue Waxbill - Cormorant - Egyptian Goose - Fish Eagle - Grey Lourie - Kingfisher - Kori Bustard - Lilacbreasted Roller - Ostrich - Saddlebilled Stork - Secretary Bird

Mammals of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Elephant - Baboon - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Bushpig - Cheetah - Eland - Genet - Giraffe - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kudu - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Puku - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Tsessebe - Warthog - Waterbuck - Wildebeest - Zebra

Reptiles of Botswana: African Rock Python - African Crocodile - Black Mamba - Cape Cobra - Chameleon - Gecko - Leopard Tortoise - Monitor Lizard - Mozambican Cobra - Puff Adder