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Is Thuso also known as Tom?

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I really, really want to go on this! Can't believe you guys are not being mobbed, @@basto!

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Is Thuso also known as Tom?

@@penolva No, we are not the same, I (Tom or basto) am working with Unlimited from Finland and Thuso is in the office in Maun.

 

@@Sangeeta And we really, really want you to come with us ;-) Bookings are picking up and autumn 2014 is looking good! But we are still looking forward to being mobbed ;-)

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So which way was third bridge now, let me see... Wild dog needing directions in Moremi Game Reserve between second and third Bridge! Taken on a mobile safari with Unlimited Tours & Safaris!

 

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The zebra migration seems to be turning back to Makgadigkadi now after beeing in Nxai Pan since the beginning of the year. We have had some fantastic safaris to this area during february, march and april. Not a place to miss!

 

 

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Here is our Landrover out in the pans!

 

 

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Sunset by the Boteti River in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park! It is a really stunning place, that we feel should get more recognition. After the Boteti river started flowing again the riverside is a fantastic place to see great numbers of wildlife. When the zebra migration is in the area you will have zebras all over the place, good numbers of elephant (all male ones so you got to be a bit careful...) and then of course there is always the chance to see one of the rhinos. And you can also go out in the Pans for an out of this world experience! Really worth a visit for a little different experience!

 

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Our new improved camp, with all the comforts you need out in the bush!

 

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So what have we done to improve camp... New beds and mattresses, new gazebo for up to 12 people, shading in front of tent and a lot of other small additions have been added. We strive to be the best choice for your safari and do all we can to not only have the best guides but also the best equipment. Step by step we are getting there!

 

And for those of you with sharp vision - yes, we have also cut the land cruiser open for better communication with the guide, better space for photographers and overall more suited for safaris. Just like you Safaritalkers asked for in an earlier post showing our game-drive vehicles. Appreciate your input on our camps and vehicles, we really need to know what you like so we can arrange that for you! Please just let us know what you think!

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Hi looks great, can't wait to share it with you. Do you take the big gazebo every trip now? Just add a leopard and it will be perfect :) Pen

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The gazebo we will definitely fix, and I am sure Moses will do all he can to add a leopard or two as well! Have been successful on the latest trips, last safari they saw leopard in both Moremi and Savute! And dogs, and lions but no cheetah...

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A lone male lion spotted by Moses in Moremi Game reserve on a mobile safari with Unlimited Tours & Safaris last week! Moses and his guests spent a long time following him on his morning routine of checking and marking his territory.

 

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He was busy and kept going for a long time before finally settling down for some rest in the shade. Looks like he as been in a few fights during his life, it is a tough job being a lion!

 

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Our new 7-seater 4x4 Mitsubishi Pajero will make your transfer a pleasure. We can now offer you the alternative to take a nice and smooth ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from Maun to the Park entrance and then switch to the customized safari-vehicle and start your safari! This is step in our mission to offer the best alternatives for our guests, and make your safari a fantastic experience!

 

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Very nice!

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Our camp out in action a few weeks back... A mobile safari gives you really wonderful moments camping out on your own!

 

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Trip report - 3 nights Moremi mobile camping safari

 

Day 1:

We started early and had some nice sightings of general game directly after the veterinary fence. We continued to our BOGA - campsite at Second Bridge. It is a spectacular place where you camp totally on your own out in the bush. No other people around, but plenty of animals.

 

On our first drive to our campsite at Second Bridge we saw Wild Dogs. What a great start to the safari. The dogs were on the move, trying to flush out impala to hunt so everything was rushed. You really need a good guide to follow them, anticipating where they will go next and waiting at the next spot where they will cross the road. We were able to follow them for some time and got some really nice pictures. We have seen this pack a few times now in the area, and they seem to do well. After a while they decided to go in to the thick bush, and we decided to leave them and continue our game drive.

 

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The general game was brilliant in the area, with all the usual suspects – elephants, wildebeest, zebra, impala, giraffe and buffalo.

 

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Back in camp we had a great time talking about the day, having a nice meal and dreaming about what next day would bring…

 

Day 2:

Early wake up followed by a quick breakfast before starting the morning game drive. We started with scanning the area to see what had happened during the night, but it had been quiet so we decided to drive up against Third Bridge Area.

 

Had a great coffee break, enjoying the company of an elephant slowly walking by. Quite different from your usual coffee break in the office ;-)

 

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We continued the drive and were lucky to find seven lions finishing up a zebra carcass at Ngoma loop by the Third Bridge Area. The pride consisted of 2 cubs, 2 males and 3 females. Had a great time with them with some nice interactions at the carcass, always a little rivalry when it comes to food. Even though they were all pretty full when we found them.

 

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After a great day out in the bush it was time to head home for a shower and some food. Had a nice meal before going to bed listening to the hippos doing the night shift!

 

Day 3:

Started the day early to be able to make the most of it! A quick breakfast and then it was time to go on a game drive in the area. We did not have to go far before we saw a Male leopard at second Bridge. There seems to be one resident male and one resident female with a cub in the area. This time we found the male, which is a strong and powerful leopard in his prime. We followed him as he was marking the territory; he then climbed up on a dead tree, and stayed there for an hour. He was really giving us plenty of brilliant photo opportunities. A really precious sighting and we really enjoyed being able to watch him for as long as we could!

 

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We left him, and imagine our luck as we only 10 minutes later we spotted two male cheetahs on our way to Third Bridge. It was a very good sighting on the open with no obstruction. The males were very relaxed and enjoyed their rest. They sat up every now and then and scanned the area in case something interesting might come by, but not this time.

 

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It is fantastic that three days on a mobile safari can give you sightings of leopard, cheetah, wild dogs and lion. You need some luck of course but the animals are there and a good guide will be able to show you a lot. The last few weeks have been really good, so if you have the chance please join us on a mobile camping safari!

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Please see our newsletter for a great trip report from professional photographer Fabian Gieske that went on a 6 night Moremi and Savuti mobile trip with us in May. Also some exciting news from the office in Maun, we are happy to present two new members of our team!

 

You can find the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/WUQTf or read the trip report here http://www.unlimitedsafari.com/guest-trip-report or see more photos in our gallery: http://www.unlimitedsafari.com/apps/photos/

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@@basto

Great pictures!

Your Newsletter link doesn't work for me - it takes me to a webhosting site.

The other 2 links do work!

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@@basto

 

Great mobile journey you put together.'

 

SINCE there have been so many postings here on WHAT colors to wear on safari, I noticed your client has on a bright pink tee! I'd never think of carrying that on a mobile especially if getting out of the vehicle and taking a walk.

 

I'd like to know your thoughts as you lead this safaris....would you prefer your clients not to wear such obvious colors, or do you personally believe it does not matter?

 

Is this just a campaign by drab color clothiers to get us to buy their clothing :D

 

Going to read your newsletter as you ponder this very important question!

Thanks.

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The same Moses?????

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The same Moses?????

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oops...GW will you please delete one of these??

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Yup ......... same Moses @@marg

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photo was taken September 2010

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@@marg - Yes, that is Mr Moses for sure - you can not go wrong with that smile ;-)

@@graceland - Great that you like our mobile safaris. Usually in the car Moses does not put great weight on what you wear, walking is another matter. I remember my first time walking with him at Lebala in 2009, he told us beforehand to wear natural colors.

@@TonyQ, sorry about the link, please try this one http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b9ac6791905d946edeab63417&id=8d38514ad2

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@@basto

That one works - thank you

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@@marg - Yes, that is Mr Moses for sure - you can not go wrong with that smile ;-)

@@graceland - Great that you like our mobile safaris. Usually in the car Moses does not put great weight on what you wear, walking is another matter. I remember my first time walking with him at Lebala in 2009, he told us beforehand to wear natural colors.

@@TonyQ, sorry about the link, please try this one http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b9ac6791905d946edeab63417&id=8d38514ad2

Thank you for the response. I have been on both types, and always wear natural/neutrals..just easier imo. Keep bags light!

 

Moses has an amazing smile :D

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