World Elephant Day 2017

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To honour World Elephant Day (12th August), we've rounded up some of our favourite elephant posts from our guests and guides.

Chobe National Park, home to Africa's highest concentration of elephants


A lone bull at Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Young bull in the heart of the delta.

A post shared by James Suter (@jamessuter) on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:20am PDT


Explore Africa from an elephant's perspective, with Jabu and Morula

Squad goals with Jabu and Marula @cspeck17 #InToAfrica #TravelerInAfrica #travelphotography

A post shared by Derin Peck (@derinpeck) on Apr 21, 2017 at 2:31pm PDT


Did you know an elephant's trunk contains about 100,000 different muscles?

Got that Friday feeling? This little one certainly has... 🐘 #friyay

A post shared by Sanctuary Retreats (@sanctuaryretreats) on Jul 21, 2017 at 8:47am PDT


 Elephants on your doorstep at Sanctuary Chief's Camp


The beautiful flood plains of the Okavango Delta

Another image from this last week in the Okavango Delta. To see this area from the air is amazing and is key to understanding it better. It is such a unique wilderness area - a very large inland delta formed when the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the parched Kalahari desert. That in itself is incredible - the delta is in the middle of one of the largest deserts. All the water that reaches the delta ultimately is evaporated and transpired and does not flow into any sea or ocean. The delta is also the entrance to the spectacle that is wild Africa and is one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world. The flood water comes from the highlands of Angola. It is called a flood but is more of a gentle push - no waves or rapids. The vegetation in the water quickly greens up providing a wonderful contrast to the dry season (like the vegetation seen in my last image of the leopard) and much of the area is a lush green and water is everywhere. We had this awesome sighting of a breeding herd of elephants enjoying the water from above, really so amazing - hard to describe in words.

A post shared by James Suter (@jamessuter) on Aug 28, 2016 at 11:36pm PDT


And the award for longest eyelashes goes to...



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