Elephant in Camp

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We knew that Botswana would be wild camping, and although we adjusted to elephants roaming our campsite, we never got comfortable with it.

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We had a trio of bull elephants who wandered in and out of our campsite regularly. This is one of them.

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Not easy to sit with your back to an elephant…

Oh, and just in case the photo makes him seem small, let me assure you that it is just a matter of distance and angle of the camera. They were each larger than our tent…

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That’s our tent on the other side of the elephant. It is a very large tent. We call it the Taj Mahal

Just wanted to share a few snaps of the experience with you. Much to write about from this African adventure!

Happy Friday, readers. Have a great weekend!

Love, MarLa

8 Comments on “Elephant in Camp

    • I know what you’re saying. I was heartbroken about the Zimbabwean lion. Did you see they projected an image of him on the Empire State Building in New York?

      I come from hunters, and I grew up eating meat from venison stored from the deer hunted each autumn. Deer are overpopulous where I’m from, and the hunters I know all eat what they kill. My family used the food, and shared the food with friends.

      I can’t handle the idea of trophy hunting, especially not with animal numbers in the decline. Yes, I would much rather shoot them with my camera.

      Personally, I’m more and more vegetarian, because my body just can’t process meat like it used to.

    • Guys, I’m hooked!? I don’t know how you can handle the amazing wild that is Africa. Your part of the world just gets inside and creates a whole other part of a person (if that makes sense.)

      • It makes perfect sense, Marla! There’s simply no logical way to explain just how addictively our wild places becomes part of your being; how you long for it when you’re not “out there”.


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