There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Drifting through the savannas, torrents of water wind-off into a sunlit horizon; cheetahs stalk their prey as flocks of gazelle prance through the long, parched grass; and African elephants traverse hundreds of miles in search of greener pastures and fresh watering holes.
Poniso Shamukuni, a professional guide at Botswana’s Chobe Park, said the country’s environment and wildlife is like no other.
“I enjoy seeing the biodiversity and I enjoy seeing the natural resources,” he added, “when tourists are really into it… taking pictures of animals, I also enjoy that.”
An oasis of wildlife, located in northern Botswana, Chobe is part of an international conservation region in southern Africa, spanning five countries and nearly 440,000 square kilometers. The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area — known as KAZA — is a partnership between Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.