Sometimes it’s the unexpected moments that have the greatest effect on our guests. They might be spending their first holiday in Africa with us, while others might be visiting Africa for the 20th time, and yet they walk away with another astounding memory of something they’ve never seen before. Perhaps one begins to look a little deeper upon every return visit, and the smaller, more overlooked creatures make for the most memorable experiences. Our guests recently visited Botswana and joined John Chase Safaris on a luxury mobile safari adventure through some of the country’s most astonishing wildlife regions: The Khwai Community Area in the north of Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and over the border to Zimbabwe to visit the world famous Victoria Falls.
The beauty of a mobile safari with John Chase Safaris is that we are constantly connected with the wilderness, sleeping in luxury tents pitched on the sand and under the trees in the middle of these wild areas. These guests were adventurous and enthusiastic about the whole experience, and also sent us some incredible images of the whole journey. Sean Werle wrote to tell us what stood out to him the most, and his message was unique and poignant. It was not the lions, leopards, or elephants that had left the biggest impression on him, but the baboons, which seemed to have portrayed something remarkably human to Sean and his fellow guests. Take a look at some of Sean’s great photographs, and read what he had to say about his best safari memory with John Chase:
As far as memorable encounters go there were many, but the most memorable to me is probably not all that interesting. It was when we saw a whole troop of chacma baboons sitting facing the sunset, and they were completely mesmerized by the setting sun. I’m not personally religious, but I can understand it and it definitely felt like we were seeing the dawn of religion in another species. I thought it was amazing.