My Favorite River

Jet Eliot

Elephants in Chobe River

Our California winter this year has been blessed with abundant rain. As I walked in my neighborhood park last week, I marveled at the numerous rivers and streams.

I pondered what my favorite river on earth was, thought about it all week.

Rivers traverse all the continents. Over the centuries, cities have been founded on rivers for their power. They support large populations, and carry heavy loads of people and products. Rivers are the basis for the growth of civilization.

I have known so many rivers. How could I pick just one? Could you?

One favorite at the top of my thoughts: the Chobe River in Botswana. A popular watering place for African game. We watched wild dogs celebrating a kill, elephants crossing, and hundreds of ungulates.

Wild Dogs, Chobe River Nat’l Park, Botswana

Chobe River, zebra crossing from Botswana into Namibia

Waterbuck, Chobe River, Botswana, Africa

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