madaboutcheetah

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  1. Thanks, Mike!
  2. Hi Mike, Thanks for another lovely report as always with excellent images ....... I hope to visit Hwange one day! with all the new flights that make for better logistics into VFA. Cheers Hari
  3. Namiri hands down for my vote!
  4. In the Mara it's possibly not uncommon for people to come up with off road permits out of their hats? I mentioned previously about my experience with cheetah forever and the ranger in their vehicle quoting a throw away price too for us to get closer to Malaika and cubs - but, we were told by our camp it's illegal and against company policy to accept it.
  5. @anocn4 - In Botswana, if good food is very high on the safari list then you might want to pick some very high end camps that have an executive chef., or similar (they will be able to cater better to the requirements). Some names that come to mind - Zarafa, Mombo, Chief's camp etc etc., Ethnic cuisine in these camps is going to be hard to expect, as i'm not even sure the local chefs will have the palate to be able to reproduce those sorts of dishes ......... What you can expect is good Western Cuisine done well and Fresh ingredients that work well.
  6. You are too kind @Christopher Moran - Thank You!
  7. Dear All, Happy Diwali ........ First of all, back home after another amazing trip to the Kwando concession. A million laughs, the joys of cheetah tracking through the heat of suicide month, what more can one ask for ....... Many many Thanks to Spencer and Mr.Moe for another magical safari up and down the Kwando Concession. Many highlights which include the new very young Cheetah coalition trying to take a strangle hold of the neighbourhood, the dominant Lagoon Super Pride, Incredible Carmine colony, Bumping into a Cheetah mum and cubs who had never been seen before or who in turn had possibly never seen a vehicle before , stumbling into random Lions trying to make their way from the migratory corridor from Namibia, not to forget bumping into a curious Aardwolf while cheetah tracking, massive Elephant herds........ but, start with the first few photos from my final morning
  8. Kwara is in the delta .... you could combine that? Other option Duba plains ....
  9. Yes, that's correct @anocn4 .... both in the same concession. its the biggest concession in all of Botswana so I usually split between the two. In the past, I used to prefer Lebala because the viewing was significantly better (Long time ago) ... now I prefer lagoon. Viewing has been MUCH better of late for cheetah in particular.
  10. I don't think you can off-road (at least that's my assumption) - However, you can walk anywhere ...... It's their form of "off road"
  11. Poster, the guide alerted us of Lion tagging buffalo .......... Unfortunately, there wasn't too much going on except buffalo and dust into the setting sun and the Lion laying down ...... Not the resident Lions, but, unknown ones .......
  12. Hello @anocn4 my stay at Kwando safaris was from October 3rd, 2017. 13 nights split (5n lebala and 8n lagoon) .... thanks @michael-ibk and @Kitsafari ..... following your report too! Zambia one day!
  13. Cracking photos of the dogs, Michael ......... Brilliant! Lucky with the Nyala? I don't think we saw any last year -
  14. @CDL111 - indeed I will. why Murphy's law I wrote there in the post ...... I had 3 nights Little Kwara in the plan. The cheetah boys were Super active and posing on high logs etc etc., killing lechwe in front of our vehicle (photos to come) that I swapped my LK nights to remain in Lagoon (they had space) .... what happens next? The cheetah disappear just like that..... lesson learnt! i will definitely be at kwara next time.... simply because it's been a Long time since I was there!
  15. Alas, not the best of years for the Wild dogs in the concession with the huge Lion numbers at the moment - The dogs first of all went into denning late this year because one of the alphas were killed by Lions. Next, a Lion attack at the den wiped out this year's litter of puppies. We were lucky that the dogs came through from the mopane woodland this particular day .......... Not too active (High temperatures and the full moon Combination) - but, it was awesome to see them! Murphy's law was to strike! Every guest who came from Kwara spoke about 3 different packs seen and Puppies near camp!
  16. Been busy the past couple of weeks and hence the gap in the report... here's the next instalment of photos ...... Thanks so much @modleski and @Alexander33
  17. It's better late than never for a Trip Report I guess ....... Winter in the Kwando concession is pure magic with the light and game viewing at Lagoon and Lebala will never cease to amaze!!!! My Thanks to Spencer and Mr.Moe as always ...... Magic as always!!!! It was always going to be a trip where I knew that the "Boys of lagoon" were NO more - in April 2016, I got tragic news that the healthy brother (of the two remaining) had been found dead and the other (limping for the better part of 3 years) was in no condition to fend for himself ........ Passing of the baton as it would be -we found new males trying to make best use of PRIME cheetah habitat. Two sets of denning dogs at either side - one ultra aggressive hunters; the other ultra lazy ......... Can't complain!!!! The Greater Linyanti concessions are as good as they get!!!!
  18. https://africageographic.com/blog/hunters-target-last-remaining-adult-male-lion-namibian-conservancy/
  19. Seriously? Two hour game drive in the morning??? that's beyond ridiculous ......... For the Mara - I'd think staying out until close to lunch time is more or less standard ....... What do you do back in camp at 8 30?
  20. Look forward to this report, Michael ........ Did you go to Chitake too? Not sure it was your post on Facebook, or someone else's of cheetah seen there ........ Thanks for this report! Hari.
  21. @Geoff - beautiful markings on those dogs. I saw a couple of episodes on Animal Planet a couple weeks ago -(forget what it's called) ..... but, features the Hollywood Pride you've mentioned. Had some amazing scenics there from SLNP.
  22. Great stuff @bettel @AKR1 - just the fact that the coalition is a combination of males from 3 different litters is pretty interesting. The closest I've seen to big game being brought down is 3 males in their prime bringing down an adult Tsetsebe (took them about an hour)
  23. I saw a blurb on CNN the other day where Don Lemon had Jeff Corwin on to debate this ....... try to look it up, if you can find a clip online.
  24. Haha - too funny .... thanks for the info.
  25. Dear All, Question - I do realize a cheetah coalition of 5 males will have a huge Territory to patrol and move around. They could easily feed on a Topi or Wildebeest and sleep for two days ............ Still - where in the Mara would be my best chance to find them? Say, a week max and possibly April? Thanks Hari

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