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Popular 2 night Safari Package:
Chobe Game Lodge
2 night/3-days Botswana Safari
in the Chobe National Park
starting at: $1100 (Apr-Jun 2010)
per person/sharing
- inkl. transfers from/to Victoria Falls


African Crocodile in Botswana, Chobe River Chobe National park
 
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Eland - Taurotragus oryx

The largest antelope in Africa, eland live in mixed herds, although like buffalo, the males may wander off to form all male herds. Males grow to be much larger than the females.

Despite their large size they are agile creatures and good jumpers. They can clear each other's backs from a standing start and can leap a good three metres off the ground.

Eland rub their foreheads in mud as part of the bull's courtship display. The bulls have a patch of glandular skin underneath the dark curly hair on the forehead from which a sweet smelling secretion oozes. In the presence of a female on heat, a bull will rub his forehead and horns in the mud, where the female had urinated, often getting his forehead caked with smelly mud that he rubs off again when he horns the ground and bushes as part of the mating show.

Both sexes have a dewlap which is a large flap of skin on the chest and which in males continues to grow throughout their lives to eventually reach to below their knees in old age. The purpose of the dewlap is unclear but it may well be to assist cooling by increasing the surface area of the skin. In the dry regions of Botswana eland can produce more meat than cattle, particularly under drought conditions. A number of farmers have introduced eland to their farms or changed completely from cattle to eland farming.

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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