The plan had been to get an early start and drive through Chobe National Park to Kasane by early afternoon. Unfortunately we didn't get as early of a start as we wanted to and even more unfortunately our maps are nearly useless. The maps show a fairly major road running fairly directly from Moremi's north Gate to Chobe's Mababe (southern) gate - the reality is a maze of very bad dirt tracks. Trying to follow the map got us hopelessly lost and resulted in us going about 70 km out of our way (on these roads an extra two or more hours). If it hadn't been for the GPS I think it would have been nearly impossible to find our way. On the plus side we did get to see several groups of elephant very close up - no charges though. It's strange how quickly elephants go from being surreal magic creatures to just another pretty part of the landscape - I took nearly two dozen photos the first time we saw elephants and not one today.
Finally got to the Mababe gate to Chobe National Park around 3:45. That meant we still had 224 km of dirt track to get to Kasane and the park closes at seven. It may have been possible to make it, but it seemed unlikely so we booked a campsite at Savute - only fifty kilometers in. Since we've been expecting a store for the last four days our supplies are getting rather depleted so we wanted to camp at one of the lodges and eat at their restaurant. Unfortunately we find there is no camping at the lodge, the restaurant is only available to guests, and it's $395 US a night to stay there!
The Savute public campground is definitely the most primitive we've stayed at lately (the shower is a length of hose hanging from a tree) - but strangely enough it's the most populated one we've been in since leaving South Africa. We manage to scrape together a meal - pasta with a tomato sauce, damper (bush bread), and our last bottle of South African wine. Despite the lack of fences, nothing other than the ever present baboons and hyenas seem to be around the camp so I should get a good nights sleep. I do have to get up at midnight to put on the rain fly for the nightly rain (I think it's rained every night since leaving Namibia).