We headed out from Gweta Lodge on a game drive vehicle to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where on its fringe we were going to see a family of meerkats that were apparently very relaxed around humans.
Even though in English we use the name meerkat, it is actually the Afrikaans name for it. The actual correct English name is suricate.
We also stopped at a baobab tree – we have seen plenty of baobabs in Botswana and a lot, much bigger than this one. But what made it so interesting for us is that it was in flower and this is something we have never seen before.
We were also fortunate to see two cute little guys , both squirrels. The first one below, left is a tree squirrel and in the middle and right are ground squirrels.
The bush opened up to a wide, massive grassland, this is where we were to see the meerkats. The long and bumpy drive was all worth it when we saw these cute little creatures. Some upright scanning the skies for raptors, whilst others were looking for food.
Below are some of the pictures we took of the meerkats. If you would like to see more there are plenty at https://ourbots.wordpress.com/archive-photo/meerkats/
After an amazing experience, which could have been longer we left for a short drive out onto the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans for a sundowner. It was really stunning.
Another amazing Botswana trip.