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  1. This year we were a party of 5 – myself, @@farin, Mum (both on second safaris) and the Cousins (safari newbies) on a soft adventure safari followed by a 6 day Moremi mobile with Masson Safaris. The highlights were: 5 cheetah cubs at Mashatu Leopard and baboon antics at Mashatu Meeting up with old friends again – Richard at Mashatu Tent Camp, Francois and Margaret in Namibia and Ewan and Sallie Masson in Botswana Owls Male lion stalking in Kgalagadi, lions everywhere including the Caprivi African Wildcat and honey badger in Kgalagadi Brown hyena at Okaukuejo Village and kraal life along the Angolan border and through the Caprivi Meeting Mark and Charlie Paxton at Shamvura camp in the Caprivi – I have received Mark’s KOAR emails for 2-3 years and took the opportunity to stop by and say hello Carmine bee-eaters at Mazambala Lodge An impromptu visit to a Caprivi mission The stunning scenery and bewitching colours of Namibia from the Kalahari to the Caprivi Sable and roan in Mahango Game Reserve Serval and Black Mamba in Moremi Carmine Bee-eaters, Mazambala Lodge, Caprivi Pride of 6, Moremi Lion, (KTP) African Wild Cat, KTP Photo galleries, including accommodation for 2014 are online at https://picasaweb.google.com/Treepol The final itinerary was: Mashatu Tent Camp (4 nights) Twee Riverien (3 nights) Kalahari Farmstall (3 nights) Anib Kalahari Lodge (1 night) Desert Breeze, Swakopmund (2 nights) Erongo Wilderness Lodge (1 night) Palmwag (2 nights) Okaukuejo (2 nights) Halali (1 night) Mushara Bush Camp (2 nights) Hakusembe River Lodge (1 night) Mazambala Lodge (2 nights) Nunda Lodge (2 nights) The Kraal, Maun (1 night) Masson Safaris Mobile 1.Campsite near Second Bridge, Moremi (3 nights Hatab 6) 2.Xakanaxa Campsite (2 nights Hatab 9) 3.Mopane Tongue Campsite (1 night Hatab 14) The Kraal, Maun (1 night) The itinerary was designed to visit a variety of environments to maximise wildlife viewing opportunities in the varied environs of the Tuli Block, the deserts of Kgalagadi (KTP) and Etosha, the coast at Swakopmund and the Caprivi and Moremi wetlands. KTP delivered for us with lion, owls and a honey badger. We travelled from the coast to the Caprivi via Etosha to see the full gamut of Namibia’s wildlife. And what a grand drive it was for awe-inspiring scenery, colourful birds and wishlist rarities of brown hyena, sable herds and roan. Moremi delivered longed for sights of serval and a black egret hooding together with wetland scenery, mud-wrestling ele style, owls and black mamba. The final itinerary included more one night stays than I originally planned, however we sacrificed some 3 night stays to keep travel to less than 400 km most days. Zebra, Charitsaub, Etosha Carmine Bee-Eater with Kalahari Apple Leaf tree, Moremi Eles at dusk, Okaukuejo, Etosha NP Starting out The party left from Devonport and Hobart airports on 10 August. @@farin and I were very happy to be leaving a cold 8C in Hobart, knowing that we were heading for warmer days. We met Mum and the Cousins in Melbourne and flew on to Sydney for the first night before the 14 hour flight to Joberg. There was a last minute flight change when Qantas cancelled our international flight, however this was resolved by leaving a day earlier than planned and spending an extra day in Africa (never a bad thing, shame it was in Joberg). Due to the flight change we were able to visit the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre with an afternoon stop at the nearby Monkey Sanctuary where the highlight was the ring-tailed lemurs. I have now added Madagascar to my longlist! After a pleasant day with a taste of spotted cats and painted dogs, we returned to the Airport City Lodge for a good night's sleep before the Polokwane flight and transfer to Mashatu next day.
  2. Hi, I know everybody loves to read a trip report and though self-drive is not the norm for the average tourist on this forum, I hope you will enjoy what I have to share about our recent trip to Botswana. We spend 19 wonderful days in August 2017 driving from home in Krugersdorp (Johannesburg) through Botswana and back. Because it was during the dry peak season we booked all our camps in March 2016 to assure we get our favorite campsites in each park. We had to pack virtually everything as most of the areas we visited had no shops or restaurants. We had a 1 night stop in Maun where we could fill up on supplies (food, drinks,fire wood and diesel). Fortunately the long distance fuel tank was sufficient between Maun and Kasane, as it was 10 days of driving in deep sand and water tracks before we could fill up with diesel again. Supper was prepared on a fire every night (braai) and firewood was essential. Camping and a campfire also goes hand in hand for us and is food for the soul. Herewith then our first camp in Khama Rhino Sanctuary - 7 hours from home.
  3. Hi Safaritalkers! I love this site, since members were so helpful for our first safari. (We went in May to Hwange, Sabi,Chobe) .. now we want to return in August for our next (but sadly , due to distance/costs , it will be our final one). 12-13 nights pure safari. Have read lots ofl reports on here, but none are recent experiences of Mashatu . We are wanting to REturn to S. Africa for Malamala for the game. The Mashatu package with Malamala sold us on Mashatu as well. I'd love to know if anyone has gone recently and if game has now improved, now that drought is lessened (thankfully!)? hoping cheetah still there as well as decent numbers of other game, big and small.... planning on a late August safari time period. Since we haven't been to the Delta, we thought to include, since Tuli is quite different.... would you agree? We would love advice, specifically the Delta/Moremi areas for the beauty of region and the game, not so much the birds... Our agent suggested Ker/Downey 6 night package with flights: 3 Shinde, 3 Okuti or Kanana.... any thoughts? there is a new camp, Sable Alley , but we don't know if it is good location.... We want to keep the Bots part to no more than $1100 pppn including small flights: a lot, but we found prices are keen for August.... We thought of SHoulder season in May/June, but this year, it was so green due to the much needed rains, that game was hard to spot and we didn't see a lot. So, going to bite the bullet and go in high season... We'd appreciate your advice for Bots!
  4. I've recently decided to become a more productive contributor to this wonderful forum so I've already introduced myself on the dedicated section of this forum and now I want to start my first ever trip report! I've been reading a lot of them in recent years so I think it's only fair to share my story of a 4-week trip my girlfriend and I made in August/September 2012 to South Africa and Botswana. As I already mentioned in my introduction I've always wanted to come to Africa ever since I was a little boy and in 2010 me and my girlfriend spend 4 amazing weeks in South Africa. To cut a long story short, it was everything we had hoped for and more... We visited Cape Town, Giant's Castle in the Drakensbergen, St. Lucia, Imfolozi, Mhkuze, Swaziland and Kruger National Park and we loved every minute of it. When we were sitting in the plane on our way back to The Netherlands we were already planning our next trip to the continent! At some later stage I will probably post a trip report of that trip also but since than I have developed my photography and Lightroom skills so I think I will revisit my images before I write a trip report about it... After our first trip we wanted to come back to Southern Africa but first we had to decide which countries we would like to visit. We were ready for a more adventurous trip so we thought about combining South Africa with Namibia or Botswana and after much debate we picked Botswana over Namibia because we then thought that Namibia was more about landscapes and Botswana was more about wildlife and we just wanted to see more wildlife. The people who have read my introduction already know we did the Namibia trip last June and we loved it! But also that trip report will have to wait because I want to focus on the South Africa & Botswana trip for now... In my next post, I will explain the exact itinerary, I hope I got you all interested... Cheers, Michel
  5. ​Hello fellow safari goers! ​This is the beginning of part TWO of our self-drive adventure, covering Botswana. Part ONE, covering Sossousvlei and KTP can be found here http://safaritalk.net/topic/16959-self-drive-safari-tr-nam-sa-bots-nam/ Summary 2: Buitepos to Maun to Makgadikgadi NP to Nxai Pan NP September 26-30 Highlights: The Boteti River flowing, huge Zebra herds, pick-nicking by the river, mating lions, ellie in campsite Lowlights: speeding ticket, meat confiscation, bad AC Exiting Namibia and entering Botswana is fast and easy as and we are impressed! We have to fill out a small form for both countries, show our passports, and pay a road fee for our car on the Botswana side. They also check the car "import" paper that Peter gave us with all the details about this particular Hilux. In the first small town after the border there is a radar check and my DH has missed the 80km sign and gets a speeding ticket. (Another snag!) I try my best excuses, but to no avail. Darn it! The police car is outfitted with a CC machine that works! Unbelievable. And DH pays on the spot, receipt and all, about $65. Why can't we do this at home and circumvent all the bureaucracy? A few kilometers later, a police officer is pulling us over at a check point and ask DH to go talk to the group of people sitting under a tree. DH has to listen to a lecture about Road Safety by an official sitting at a desk, while I can't stop laughing. This is just too ironic! My DH who is used to drive on 6 lane highways, is being lectured about tire expiration dates. When DH mentions that the biggest safety concern is cattle in the road, the official says, "We are working on it." Good to know. How many times do we have to slow down or stop when cows, donkeys or goats cross the road willy-nilly?
  6. This report relates a trip made in July 2003. It began with a twelve days self-driving expedition, in Botswana, followed by eight days in South Africa, in Welgevonden and Madikwe. At Maun’s airport, someone welcomed us (my wife was with me on this trip) and drove us to Audi Camp where we would meet our travel companions : cousins, friends and friends of friends. This was in total, we included, a group of fourteen people, nine men and five women. The others had, a few days before, taken up, in Johannesburg, the four vehicles. In the meanwhile, they had spent a couple of days in the Okavango. They arrived in the afternoon. This trip had been organized by Bruno, a good friend of mine, who is also the person who sets up all my African travels for over twenty years. Bruno and his brother, who was also with us, are born in Africa where they spent their entire youth. Bruno was severely wounded by gunfire, together with someone that is closely related to me, four years ago, in the northeast of Ethiopia, close to the Erythrean border, on the Erta Ale volcano, but this is another story that I might tell later in a specific topic. Despite his large experience of Africa, he had hired a guide. That was his only mistake. Without being nasty, I would say that he was not good at all. For this reason, I will not mention his name. In fact, he was only very active during the meals. The next day, after a first night in the tents on the cars’ roof and after shopping, mainly food for a few days, we took the road to CKGR. At the vet fence, the police was controlling the cars, especially those registered in South Africa, in search of raw meat. When we told them that we were not South Africans and that we were continuing our way along the fence, on the track to the right, they did not search the vehicles. Several people, to prevent the confiscation of the meat discovered in their vehicle, were busy cooking it along the road. After some kilometers on the track, we loose one spare wheel. I explain, to have a bigger cruising range, Bruno had asked, to the renting company to fix an additional fuel tank. It was mounted on the rear underside in place of the spare wheel and the wheel was fixed under the tank. The wheel was therefore closest to the ground and the weight of the combination did certainly not help the situation. What was not a problem on a tarred road became one on rough tracks. We decided to transfer the spare wheels inside the vehicles, which was not easy because they were already pretty well filled. We also somehow consolidated the additional tank mounting points. Obviously, it was enough because we no longer have encountered additional problems. We drove about hundred kilometers along the fence to get to where we needed to go on the other side. It was a small check point, only two controllers. They looked very pleased to see us. Perhaps, were we their first cars of the day. They searched two cars without having to report anything. Then they asked to have a look at the one that contained the fridge but impossible to open the back door. We gave them the key so they can try themselves and they did not succeed. Eventually, they did not insist and let us go. At the end of the afternoon, we arrived at the campsite which we had been assigned to, nearby the Sunday Pans. We eventually managed to open the car with the fridge. It was in fact very easy, one had to brake hard in order to slightly move forward the vehicle's contents. We all prepared dinner, which was great : leaks/onions/celeries soup followed by a grilled leg of goat and stir fried vegetables. As the nights in the Kalahari are extremely cold in July, some went to sleep with gloves, socks and even a wool cap.
  7. Southern Africa loop trip September 9- October 18, 2015 Hello, I decided to post my rather lengthy journal of our trip last year in the hopes that it may help some readers with planning their own Southern Africa adventure. I purposefully included many details so that potential self-drivers can squirrel away bits of information for future trips. Our Route: Windhoek, Namibia Kgalagadi, South Africa Central Kalahari GAme Reserve, Botswana Maun, Botswana Boteti river, Makgadikgadi NP, Botswana Nxai Pans NP, Botswana Maun, Botswana Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Maun, Botswana Mahango NP, Namibia Etosha NP, Namibia Brandberg, Namibia, Windhoek. Namibia Here is the detailed itinerary: September 9: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse, Windhoek, Namibia, B&B September 10: Kalahari Anib Lodge, camping September 11: Mata-Mata, Kgalagadi, South Africa, camping September 12: Two Rivers, camping September 13: Urikaruus, wilderness chalet September 14: Nossob, camping September 15: Bitterpan, wilderness chalet September 16: Nossob, camping September 17: Gharagab, wilderness chalet September 18: Kalahari Rest Camp, Kang, Botswana, bungalow September 19: Tautona Lodge, Ghanzi, camping September 20: Motopi, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping September 21: Sunday Pan, camping September 22: Sunday Pan, camping September 23: Island Safari Lodge, Maun, camping September 24: Audi Camp, Maun, Luxury tent September 25: Khumaga Boteti River, Makgadikgadi NP, camping September 26: Khumaga, camping September 27: South Camp, Nxai Pan NP, camping September 28: South Camp, camping, September 29: Audi Camp, Maun, Luxury tent September 30: Third Bridge, Moremi GR, camping October 1: Third Bridge, camping October 2: Xakanaka, camping October 3: Xakanaka, camping October 4: Khwai, camping October 5: Khwai, camping October 6: Audi camp, Maun, Luxury tent October 7: Mahango NP and Nunda Lodge, camping, Divundu, Namibia October 8: Mahango NP and Nunda Lodge, camping October 9: Bushbaby Lodge, bungalow October 10: Namutoni, Etosha NP, Namibia, camping October 11: Halali, camping October 12: Halali, camping October 13: Okaukuejo, camping October 14: Okaukuejo, camping October 15: Dolomite camp, chalet October 16: Hobatere public campsite, outside Etosha Galton gate, camping October 17: White Lady Lodge, Brandberg, camping October 18: Klein Windhoek Guest House, Windhoek, Namibia, B&B Planning: When planning this trip, I used the two Bradt guides BOTSWANA, and NAMIBIA, both written by Chris McIntyr as well as paper maps of each country, available on amazon.com I find both of these guides are very helpful when planning self-drive trips. I also read a ton of trip reports on this and other forums and learned a lot by just "lurking" and reading questions and answers. For the Kgalagadi park, I found information on sanparks.org website and nice forumites there helped me out with tips about this park. Operator: Peter Weber at Zimba Adventure, Windhoek, Namibia www.zimba-adventure.com It was a very pleasant experience to deal with Peter. He was extremely polite and patient with my many questions, as well as very prompt with all his answers. It was a true pleasure to do business with Peter and I can highly recommend his services. He also provides tours in Namibia as well as to all the other countries in Southern Africa. Car Rental: Peter Weber arranged our two Hiluxes through Classic Cars managed by his partner, Peter Kehrer. There was one mishap with our friends'car while still in Windhoek, see below, and the last two weeks, our cool box did not cool at night. Apart from that, both cars performed extremely well and at my asking, had new mud tires mounted, just for our long trip. Both men are very pleasant and professional, live in Windhoek, and speak English, German, and Afrikaans. In addition, they are registered with the Namibian Tourist Safety and Security: I told Peter too late about wanting to rent a Satellite phone, so he was all out. We then found a SAT phone rental company here in California and we rented it from them for cheaper than had we rented it from Peter. Of course, it made for extra carry-on luggage. Thankfully, we never had any type of emergency, but both parties used it to talk to family and it worked very well. It was one of those difficult decisions: do we or don't we. At the end I decided that it was worth having a SAT phone for everyone's peace of mind. Just in case. Every night when going up to our roof tent, I would take with me all of our important documents. Just in case. To our surprise, the rental car only came with one set of keys. We never lost ours, but I would have felt a lot better with a second set. Just in case. We also placed copies of passports, credit cards, and cash in different bags. Just in case. Accomodations: We have discovered that although we like sleeping in a roof tent and camping, we also like spending every 5th or 6th night in a B&B or budget lodge. It gives us a chance to sleep in a good bed, do some laundry and get reorganized. I will give a brief description of the places we stayed at in the course of this report. Photography: In the last few years, we have become more interested in photography. We have a lot to learn, but the good news is that each trip we show some improvement. This trip, our focus was to get crisper, clearer pictures as well as trying to capture birds in flight. I am using a Nikon 5100 and doing mostly the landscape, group, people, and camp shots. My DH is using a Nikon D90 with a Sigma 150-500 lens. He is responsible for all the close-up and portrait shots. I also tried my hand at shooting some videos, but I'm not good at it at all, and as it turns out, most of it is shaky, or blurry. Also, my camcorder seemed to have had a problem recording movement when zoomed in, and now the little machine is altogether dead and I won't replace it. So here goes my first ever trip report: California to Windhoek, September 7-9 The long awaited day for the start of our third Southern Africa adventure is finally here. We leave at 7 pm after having said good-bye to Daniel (our son) and Charlie and Sadie (our dogs). Daniel is our doggie sitter in chief and they love him as much as they love us. First leg is to SF where we eat dinner, then onto NY Kennedy via a red-eye. After a 4 hour wait, we board SA Airways to Johannesburg for a 15 hour long-haul flight. Luckily, the plane is not full and we can lay down a little and sleep. Screaming kids keep us awake. When we arrive at O.R. Tambo, it is already September 9. It is during the Ebola scare and upon arrival we have to fill out a form of possible symptoms as well as countries visited. Then there is another 4 hour wait before our flight to Windhoek. Oh you lucky people who come from Europe and stay in the same time zone! We pass the time sleeping on the benches in front of the Mug and Beans Cafe and looking for things to buy at the many shops selling African souvenirs. The flight to Windhoek is boarded via a walk along the tarmac. I have a window seat and from above, I can see hundreds of white pans dotting the landscape, as well as many animal trails. Very exciting. Benny, a representative from Classic Cars, picks us up in a van. There are troops of baboon foraging along the road and sitting on fences, not something we normally see along California's highways. Yes! We are back in Southern Africa! Klein Windhoek guesthouse is located in a quiet neighborhood of Windhoek and is comprised of a few different buildings on both sides of the road. The pool is tiny and the water is much too cold for swimming. Our friends and travel buddies from Canada have already spent a night here and they greet us with warm enthusiasm. After that, we go to dinner together at the very busy on-site restaurant and everyone had schnitzel, except our friend who wanted to try Kudu steak. Being thoroughly jet-lagged and generally up-side down after our long journey, we turn in early and enjoy our comfortable room.
  8. Hello, if you are planning a self-drive trip through Southern Africa, check out my trip report of our loop last year through 7 parks, including many photos. Here is the link: http://safaritalk.net/topic/14669-self-drive-safari-in-botswana-south-africa-and-namibiab/
  9. In july 2016 that we will be doing this trip. (If we can get all our We will rent a 4x4 bushcamper/ or roof tents, We are a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 7 and 12 at the time of the travel. First we were thinking about either Zimbabwe or Zambia, but we decided that we would like to see a Botswana once more. We were also in Botswana in 2011, but only at the Chobe Riverfont and 1 night in Moremi, so we really want to see the rest of Chobe. The trip will start in Johannesburg, since it is much cheaper. If we wanted to fly to Kasane/ or Maun it would cost us around 1500US$ more. It goes something like this. 1 Waterberg Wilderness Reserve Luxury Tents - Self catering 2 Serowe - Khama Rhino Sanctuary Campsite - Self-catering 3 CKGR - Sunday Pan Campsite - Self-catering 4 CKGR - Passarge Pan Campsite - Self-catering 5 CKGR - Deception Pan Campsite - Self-catering 6 Makgadikgadi Pans - Khumaga Campsite - Self-catering 7 Maun - Thamalkane River Lodge Family Chalet - B&B Air Shakawe 1 Hour Scenic Flight over the delta 8 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 9 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 10 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 11 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 12 Moremi - Khwai Northgate Campsite - Self-catering 13 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 14 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 15 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 16 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 17 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 18 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 19 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 20 Nata - Nata Lodge Campsite - Self-catering My main concern is how bad the roads are gonna be in Moremi and Savuti in july. It will be dry, which I guess means a lot of sand, but how deep? And what about river/water crossing? That is probably my worst fear ( I think I seen to many youtube-videos ) I included 4 nights at Third Bridge,but other campsites seems great too, like Xakanaxa(sorry for the spelling), Kwai Northgate(heard complains about noise fra nearby village) and Dijara Campsite. Are they any better or should we just stay at Third Bridge? Any inputs or thoughts would be highly appriciated
  10. Hi everyone, and welcome to the Lodge, camp and operator news Just to let those of you finding it hard to book self drive holidays in Botswana, that we offer a booking service for self drive here. We know all the operators, the National parks, lodges/camps/guides and current road conditions. For a booking fee of P500 (added to your final invoice so you only do one payment to me) for Self drive Camping Bookings - we can pay/arrange for all campsites/lodges and national park entry fees that you will need. We can then email copies (or courier the originals if you prefer) to you so you have all paperwork that you need for your trip (and don’t have to fuss about trying to get permits when you arrive!). Payments to us can be done once off - by bank transfer or credit card (online and secure). Email us today to start your trip planning! info@botswanafootprints.com or tara@ngami.net www.botswanafootprints.com
  11. I decided to put my trip report into a book which includes around 70% of our photographs. We had a brilliant safari although we did find it very challenging, hard work and we discovered that we are not very good at finding the big cats on our own! The safari's for the past two years have been mainly guide led and we did not realise how lucky we were to have those great guides finding the wildlife for us. Maybe the more experience we get the better we will become. We were very sucessful in finding Elephants, although most times they found us! By arranging the safari ourselves we managed to bring it in for a fraction of the cost of our previous trips. Next year we have Kruger and Kgalagadi NP to hone our skills. I have some videos of the trip which I will post after the book is on. (The book is free to view, not trying to sell it or anything) Pen http://blur.by/LRfV0G
  12. The Children in the Wilderness Botswana Camp took place at Banoka Camp during December 2013. Looks like we might have at least one future pilot for Wilderness Air... But seriously, the life skills these children acquire just a week or two of instruction, combined with educational activities, games and career guidance is impressive... and very rewarding!
  13. A back to basics safari using 3m x 3m Dome tents and you will travel with your camp between the sites and parks. The safari starts and finishes in Maun, Botswana. The safari begins in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi where you will be able to explore the Okavango Delta by boat and also the surrounding mopane forest and open savannah by vehicle. This is a famous area and for good reason and you shall be here for three nights. The safari then moves to the Khwai Community Concession area for the next three nights where you will be able to explore by Makoro, do game walks and night drives all giving a very different perspective to the safari experience. The next destination in Chobe National Park is the Savuti marsh area, reached by driving down the Khwai river. Another excellent and famous area of Northern Botswana that has extensive grasslands and teems with wildlife of all descriptions and a great way to conclude the safari. We finish with a light aircraft flight back to Maun. This safari needs a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 6 and the camp has only shared facilities not en-suite. The safari can be guided either by a top Botswana guide or Doug Macdonald - Please contact me for details doug@dougmacsafaris.com
  14. A back to basics traditional mobile safari using walk in dome tents, and you travel with the camp starting and finishing in Maun. The safari starts with a drive to the Black Pools area of Moremi where you will spend the first 3 nights exploring the Mopane forests and open savannahs that have made the Moremi so famous. The camp then moves to the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi where you will be for the next 3 nights, from here you will be able to explore some of the many waterways of the Okavango Delta and the surrounding forests where excellent leopard sightings are a real possibility. The next destination is the Khwai community concession area where your next three nights will enable you to do walks, a makoro trip and also night drives. All of these areas are top destinations in this famous game viewing area of Botswana and you will be with top guides ensuring that you have a top quality experience. Rates differ for ensuite facilities or shared facilities. Minimum 4 guests and Maximum 6 with no single supplement. Please contact me for full details doug@dougmacsafaris.com
  15. Possibly some of you have already seen this surprising post in Africa Geographic's blog: http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/bizarre-lion-behaviour-in-the-okavango-delta/
  16. Botswana’s uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and diversity it holds offer a safari experience of a lifetime. The true African nature of the country from the dry Kalahari shrub to the wet Okavango delta and the salt pans inbetween guarantee you’ll leave with amazing memories and beautiful photographs. We’re based on the ground in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango delta and we’ve personally visited each lodge and camp we book and are in constant contact with them during your safari to make sure you’re safe and enjoying your time with us. We know the seasons, the state of the annual Okavango Delta flood, the lodge staff themselves and the ever-changing regulations for travelling the protected wildlife areas of Botswana. The logistics of planning a safari are something we can do for you. Tell us where you’d like to travel and when and we’ll do all the rest, leaving you to relax and enjoy your time with us in Africa. Safaris, quad biking, elephant riding, boating, mokoro riding, fishing, birding, hunting, walking, photography, horse riding and scenic flights - we can book them all for you. From a luxurious safari retreat in the wilderness sipping cocktails under a dreamy sunset, to a self drive camping trip with the bush surrounding you while you listen to the calls of the wild, we’re here to make sure you experience a trip of a lifetime. The warmth, smell of rhythm of Africa will touch you forever... www.botswanafootprints.com

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