Zebra - Equus Burchelli
Named after the well-known traveller and naturalist, W.J. Burchell. Partial to open areas of woodland, scrub and grassland, Burchell's zebra live in small family groups of a stallion, his mares and their foals. These groups move freely over large areas as a herd, grazing on grasses and occasionally herbs. When attacked by lion or hyaena, the stallion vigorously defends his family by biting or kicking, the rest of the group barking excitedly. Each zebra's distinctive striped coat is totally unique, a feature widely used in field recognition.
(Zebras especially for my young friend Kyle!)
The 'clean-up' guy - Spotted Hyaena
Grey Heron - blue sky.
Again - my favorite young guy hanging out at Vumbura
Simple, fresh, good!
That beautiful Okavango Delta view from the tent.
Before moving on to our next camp, I have to share a few more photos taken at Vumbura Plains. It will always remain a special place in my memory. This first stop on the safari showed me what a beautiful country Botswana is. Also memorable was the kindness of the smiling people who shared the delights of nature, be it a lioness sleeping at the side of the trail, a colorful bird calling raucously overhead, or a trumpeting elephant protecting its youngster.