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  1. Here is the August 2018 APN Monthly newsletter: https://www.african-parks.org/ceo-report/august2017 APN is working hard to reintroduce black rhinos in Zakouma in the next dry season, and are working closely with the governmente of Chad to manage the new Ennedi Natural and Cultural Reserve in the North of the country. They are also working on an extension of the area under their management in the larger Zakouma region. Lions reintroduction in Liwonde is planned for next year, where the cheetahs are still going well. The situation is still very dificult in Chinko because of the civil crisis in CAR. Bangweuleu game reintrouction is going well, with large herds of pukus reintroduced in the last weeks.
  2. Really enjoy your TR and your pictures. You have really good portraits. Can't wait to see Nyungwe's pictures and experience too! How far were the golden monkeys? Would you say that 400 mm lens is allright for them??
  3. Thank you very much for your suggestions. @inyathi: What I tried to say, is that if I come from France, it would be more logical and for sure much cheaper to start this African journey with East Africa, then Gabon and Chad, before visiting Southern Africa. Fron there, we would fly back to Chile where we live. My doubts were if this might be a good idea, especially this program would force us to visit Botswana during the rainy season. I have decided to switch the program, we will start first with Botswana and Namibia in October, then continue with East Africa, Gabon and Chad. This allows us to visit Okavango at the climax of the dry season, why good concentration of wildlife in the last water pools. I have been in contact with one guide that @Antee traveled with months ago (walkbotswanasafaris.com), this might be a great solution to visit the Kwhai concession and the Okavango delta. According to my last research and some recomendations I received, it might be a fantastic idea to combine Kwara with Khwai areas. In Kwara I am still not sure if I would prefer to book in one full inclusive camp such as Shinde which seems just amazing, or travel there in mobile camp with the same guide recommended by Antee. Now I have another problem in the logistics, We would book a land cruiser at Windhoek, drive to Maun, visit the Okavango, then most probably visit for a couple of days Nxai Pan, before driving to Kasane. From there we would go for a couple of night to the Victoria Falls, go back to Kasane, cross into the Caprivi strip, and drive to Etosha. From there, we would continue with our trip to Damaraland, Namib and Fish Canyon. The main problem with this solution is that our Land Cruiser would be useless when we would be on safari in mobile camp in the Khwai concession and in Kwara area. This means we would have to let our Land Cruiser fro 7 to 8 nights at Maun without using it, that is to say about 1000 USD fro nothing. I then checked if we could start out trip first visiting the Okavango, then reach Windhoek to hire our Land Cruiser, this would avoid us to waste to rent the Land Cruiser for nothing for these 7 to 8 nights. But it seems there is no direct, cheap flights between Maun and Windhoek. I am still looking for the best formula. I don't know if you followed me??? As said before, I would prefer visiting Nxai Pan instead of CKGR because @firmin13 says tracks might be dificult. Nxai Pan is also on the way between Maun and Kasane if we decided to drive there on tar road. We would go there as self drivers, but I have read that the public campsites had significant damages due to elephants. Do you have fresh information about it? Do you know if these camps have bathrooms and showers working well? Thanks!! Jeremie
  4. Thanks @firmin13, I will go in Chad somewhere between February or March to visit Ennedi and Zakouma, after visiting Gabon where I will go for gorilla tracking in Loango national park (they finished the habituation program some months ago, which represents the fourth destination in Central Africa where you can see some Western Lowland gorillas with Odzala, Dzangha Sangha and Nouabalé Ndoki national parks, located in Congo and CAR. The point is that I would obviously prefer to visit the Okavango delta at the best period if feasible on the one hand, and go in the right season to visit the Kwai concession with a Land Cruiser. I am particularly worried visiting this place during the rainy season, so all experiences will be highly appreciated. We will rent a land cruiser in Windhoek and travel for 40 days between Northern Botswana and Namibia (no time to visit Zambia this time, we had to make difficult choices). We will let the car in Maun for some few days and go in the delta. We were offered Oddball's Enclave Camp. Does anyone have information about this place? Is it great for wildlife? It is a rustic lodge offering walking and mocker safaris, around 600 USD per night per guest during the high season. Not sure if it is perfect to spot cats, but should be fantastic for elephants and antelopes isn't it? I have high hopes to see cats in the Kwai concessions and inside Chobe National Park. The only point is that I think it is compulsory to have a guide who knows Khwai, do you think one guide would accept to join us in our land cruiser for more or less 5 days to spend between Maun and Kasane? For the Serengeti, I will have to be where they are depending on the time I will visit them. I am not particularly interested in any crossing by the way.
  5. I am still preparing our long trip around the world. Have almost all prepared for Africa (Kenya-Tanzania-Uganda-Rwanda-Gabon-Chad-Namibia-South Africa-Botswana). We should be in Africa between October 2018 and March 2019. It would be convenient for us to visit first Eastern Africa, Gabon and Chad, before visiting Southern Africa and more particularly Okavango. We will reach Africa from France, and then fly back to Chile after 5 long months in Africa. I understand that there are many more sightings during the dry season compared to the rainy season. What do you think about it? Please share your experiences. On the other hand, if we start with Eastern Africa, we will first visit Northern Tanzania for 15 days in late october or early November. Which place should be visit to see the herds of wildebeests in the Serengeti by then? Thanks! Jeremie
  6. @Caracal: These giraffes genetics is similar to the giraffes located in Tanzania and Southern Kenya. They are thus Masai giraffes! https://giraffeconservation.org/programmes/giraffe-conservation-status/ https://giraffeconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Zambia-profile-no-map.pdf
  7. Really love your painted dogs pictures, in these lovely red grasses.
  8. Lions as well as jaguars where they are literally exterminated in Bolivia nowadays...
  9. Today was launched Operation Twiga Phase II in Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), Uganda. In 2015, some giraffes were translocated South to the Nile to expand the giraffes territory in MFNP, from where they were found absent. With the technical consultant Julian Fennessy from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, UWA is currently working in the conservation of the Nubian giraffe in the country. Ugandan giraffes were formerly considered as an endangered sub-species called Rothschild's giraffe. There are about 2100 animals worldwide, and their stronghold in Uganda is to be found in MFNP Paraa sector North of the mighty Nile river. UWA decided to introduce / or re-introduce animals to build new population in Lake Mburo National Park, and MFNP Southern sector. The aim is to lower the risks if a catastrophe would happen in Paraa sector. Nubian giraffes are present in Western Ethiopia (Gambela National Park), Western Kenya, and Southern Sudan. Further information about Operation Twiga can be found here, and details are provided concerning the different populations of this vulnerable sub-species: https://giraffeconservation.org/programmes/uganda-programme/ Giraffe taxonomy is pretty difficult and new discoveries are not yet all widely accepted by the international scientific community. It was formerly recognized a single giraffe species with 9 sub-species. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation started a genetic analyze of all the giraffe sub-populations and proposed that instead of a single species, there are 4 different species: - The Northern Giraffe divided in 3 different sub-species (Western giraffe only to be found in Niger, the Kordofan giraffe located in Central Africa, and the Nubian giraffe now also including the Rotschild's giraffe). - The Masaii giraffe. - The reticulated giraffe. - The Southern giraffe divided into 2 sub-species (South African giraffe and the Angolan giraffe). UWA is also working in reinforcing Kidepo National Park kob population. With only 40 animals estimated in this park located in the Karamoja region in North Eastern Uganda, it was decided to translocate between 100 and 200 animals from MFNP where Ugandan kobs are thriving. http://www.ugandawildlife.org/news/item/453-uwa-starts-translocation-of-kobs-to-kidepo
  10. The worst about it is that is seems that the Brazilians are now indifferent. Perhaps very tired about this political and economical crisis that never ends...
  11. @pault The point is that I had lost many pictures from Pantanal, but I recently acquired one software called Wondershare recovery and I found back hundreds of pictures scanning my external disks. I am very happy about it, I felt really bad when I realized I had lost such fantastic pictures. I am not sure I understood your suggestion for the last jaguar portrait (which is indeed a crop of the first jaguar pics). I slightly change the edition and decided to darken the periphery of the photo, but I guess you would have preferred to increase this effect. Is this correct? I will try to do so.
  12. Onça pintada - Jaguar - Panthera onca by Goulevitch Jérémie, sur Flickr
  13. Onça pintada - Jaguar - Panthera onca by Goulevitch Jérémie, sur Flickr Striated heron - Butorides striata by Goulevitch Jérémie, sur Flickr Onça pintada - Jaguar - Panthera onca by Goulevitch Jérémie, sur Flickr
  14. The project is over, a total of 520 elephants were relocated from Liwonde and Majete parks, including 34 animals to Nyika. https://www.african-parks.org/largest-elephant-translocation-history-concludes-malawi
  15. Very good to know that wildlife is still abundant around Dinsho and Bale Lodges, also that lions seems to be still there. Quite a miracle considering the huge population of livestock inside the park (both resident and migrant). Good and close sightings around Dinsho demonstrates poaching rate is quite low and that trophy hunting is not important, otherwise I presume the mountain nyalas would be much less confident as they do. Do you feel human pressure is less around Rira - Harenna Forest compared to the Northern fringes of the Park (Gaysay and DInsho areas)?

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