By Katy Osborn
We’ve been told by many a Motswana that a trip to Central Kalahari Game Reserve or the Okavango Delta to the north is a must for visitors to Botswana — particularly if you want to complete the Big 5 (wild African Elephants, Lions, and Cape Buffalos aren’t found in Mokolodi). Still, our first short game drive around the nature reserve has us far from disappointed. Below are photographs of just a few of many sightings — kudus, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, and some Globalistas exploring new terrain — and we’ve only scratched the surface.
Then again, our favorite animal so far may be NewYear, the gargantuan potbelly pig wandering the grounds of our backpacker lodge alongside an entire cast of chickens and dogs. He’s not quite as photogenic as some of our other Mokolodi friends, but we’ll take the entertainment!