Fred is back – Zarafa Camp, Botswana

Fred is back at Zarafa, with  an absence of a few months but he has returned!

Good ‘ol Fred, the sleeping elephant.  If you can remember Fred from last year?   He was the famous elephant who liked to sleep on the termite mound in front of camp – all the time and made famous from the caption competition, “One Amarula, Two Amarula, Three Amarula – Floor”

He is loving  the fruits fruits of the bird plum tree above the fireplace which is dropping fruits on the deck at this time of year.

The waitresses are loving Fred because he saving them in sweeping the deck  – 3 times a day as there is so much fruit.

See pictures of “Fred the Gardener”, “Fred the Vacuumcleaner”, “Fred the Duster” and “Fred the Friend”.

Elephants migrate throughout Botswana looking for water sources and nutritious vegetation. During our summer months we find the elephants move to the Chobe regions as the wet season provides good vegetation for their varied diet.  In the dry season the elephants are drawn back to the Selinda Reserve for the precious permanent waters we hold.  Having expelled hunting on the concession in 2006 the elephants have a safe haven and are now extremely relaxed.  The Selinda Reserve has one of the highest concentration of Elephant Bull populations in the World in our dry season.

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