On Saturday afternoon, I took a three hour river cruise in Chobe National Park, Botswana. It was one of the most impressive and worthwhile experiences to date. I was on the boat with a New York Times photographer who said it ranked in one of his top two safari experiences (and he’s done this very river cruise five times before, not to mention all of the other safaris he’s been on). Yes, it was that good. This is just one photo from the trip, but I have high hopes to post more soon. I also saw hippos out of the water, which they rarely come out except at night, along with giraffes, monkeys, impalas, and vibrant colored birds.