Here are a pair of reedbok.  They aren't common to see, especially both at once.  They are smaller than impala, but bigger than steenbok and have shaggier hair and a very full tail.  the male is either chewing something or making a rude remark.
Here are a couple of little elephant shots that I liked.
We saw how they smooth the roads which get very rutty when it's wet and have very deep sand when it's dry.  They drag big old tires behind a tractor.
They use these tractors also to break up the elephant dung on the roads.  There are so many elephant in northern Botswana that the roads get covered with dung.  Elephant dung burns like fire-starter so they have to keep the roads clear of it so the roads can continue to act as firebreaks.
Here is the tent we were to have stayed in at Chitabe.
As we flew to Chitabe, we could see burned over areas and even some small fires still burning.  We hadn't even settled in at Chitabe when the manager came and told us that the wind had shifted and the fire was coming right at the camp and everyone was being flown out as quickly as possible.  We hadn't even opened our suitcases so we went right with her then.   When we saw how close and how big the flames were, we were in full agreement with being evacuated.
There were only ten guests--six were flown to Little Vumbura which had space, but since we had just come from there, they flew us to Jao.  Some people get all the luck--see next letter about Jao.
Chitabe didn't burn.  They were able to bring their heavy road equipment in and cut a new break between the camp and the fire which the fire didn't jump.  The whole staff was out beating flames.  It was a very scary time for them.
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