Jump to content




See all Safaritalk Special Offers

Message to Guests.

Welcome to Safaritalk where we have been talking Safaris and wildlife conservation since 2006. As a guest you're welcome to read through certain areas of the forum, but to access all the facilities and to contribute your experience, ask questions and get involved, you'll need to be a member - so register here: it's quick, free and easy and I look forward to having you as a Safaritalker soon. Matt.


Photo

kudos to Safari talk for recent Botswana/Zambia trip-Trip report soon

Zambia Botswana Little Kwara Lagoon Lebala Royal Livingstone Kaingo Mwamba Benson siyawareva

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Mosquito

Mosquito

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 AM
  • Gender:Male
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 19 August 2015 - 06:37 AM

many thanks to the Safari Talk forum for help in planning an exceptional 18 day safari in Botswana and Zambia.  Special shout out to Safari dude who introduced us to Benson Siyawareva who still has us laughing..what a great guy and guide who went with us to Botswana.  Also always appreciate Twaffle's help as her advice has been so spot on over the years....And Fiona at Ngoko Safaris did all the arrangements superbly...not a hitch, not even one.....

 

arrived home at about noon and started downloading the images to my computer so will have something to post shortly.....

 

camps were Little Vumbura, Little Kwara, Lagoon, Lebala, Kaingo and Mwamba with a one night stay at Royal Livingstone as we moved from Botswana to Zambia...stayed 3 nights at all the camps except Lebala where we split 5 days between Lagoon and Lebala....

 

Saw every kind of game imaginable with lots of predator action and babies as well.....and who can forget a Ferrari Safari with the wild dogs?

 

Anyway thanks again for being such a valuable resource....

 

Mr and Mrs Mosquito

 

 


  • madaboutcheetah, ZaminOz, twaffle and 7 others like this

#2 wilddog

wilddog

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 2,393 posts
  • Local time: 10:20 AM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:East Midlands, UK
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

@Mosquito So good to hear that you had a fabulous trip and that ST and it's members helped with your planning. I think we all find it a really valuable resource for learning about countries/camps and wildlife and there are many members who can give sound advice.

 

Looking forward to hearing more about it once you have settled back home. In the meantime enjoy your memories and all those photographs. Interesting how checking them is the first thing we all do when we get home. :)



#3 Safaridude

Safaridude

    Order of the Pith

  • Members
  • 2,019 posts
  • Local time: 06:20 AM
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

@Mosquito

 

Thanks for the shout out!  

 

I always knew… you and Benson in the bush would be like… a nuclear fusion!  Welcome back.  Can't wait to see and hear all about it.



#4 Safaridude

Safaridude

    Order of the Pith

  • Members
  • 2,019 posts
  • Local time: 06:20 AM
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:15 AM

By the way, Mosquito and I serendipitously met on a flight from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to Amsterdam back in August 2012.  And that was that.


  • wilddog, offshorebirder and Tom Kellie like this

#5 Mosquito

Mosquito

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 AM
  • Gender:Male
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:45 AM

yes indeed...what luck for Marian and I!



#6 Mosquito

Mosquito

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 AM
  • Gender:Male
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 21 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

Still working on images and all the stuff one does post safari like sending off cameras to be cleaned and more....I have started putting up some of my wife's  images on our Facebook page https://www.facebook...mannatureimages  while I work out my trip report, website, blog updates and more....Again I appreciate the help that the SafariTalk community has provided us so on my honor I will get a trip report up in the next few weeks


  • Carol Baldock likes this

#7 SafariChick

SafariChick

    Order of the Pith

  • Members
  • 2,589 posts
  • Local time: 03:20 AM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:California
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

@Mosquiton just checked out the Facebook page - beautiful images! Love the leopard and the wild dog pup!  Can't wait for the full report - my Botswana safari was one of my favorites.  



#8 twaffle

twaffle

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 8,623 posts
  • Local time: 08:50 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Wildlife Photographer/Artist
  • Category 2:Resident in Africa/Former resident

Posted 22 August 2015 - 12:09 AM

Get cracking with the photos, I know they'll be wonderful.

… clarity in thought comes after challenge …


#9 madaboutcheetah

madaboutcheetah

    Order of the Pith

  • Members
  • 10,016 posts
  • Local time: 10:20 AM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Coimbatore, India
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Tourist (regular visitor)

Posted 22 August 2015 - 01:34 AM

Would love to see your images - particularly from bots.

www.facebook.com/madaboutcheetah

Botswana in my blood .......


#10 KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 513 posts
  • Local time: 12:20 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kafue National Park Zambia
  • Category 1:Lodge Owner/Manager
  • Category 2:Lodge Owner/Manager

Posted 22 August 2015 - 05:55 PM

@Mosquito

 

I also can't wait.  Benson is a great guy indeed.  I await the images too.  Great choice of locations as well. 



#11 pault

pault

    Order of the Pith

  • Members
  • 4,067 posts
  • Local time: 05:20 PM
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bangkok
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:48 AM

@Mosquito.........  Did you?


Waiting again... for the next time again


#12 Mosquito

Mosquito

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 AM
  • Gender:Male
  • Category 1:Tourist (first-time visitor)
  • Category 2:---

Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:58 PM

What's that Bryan Adams song? "Please forgive me?, Please forgive me?" or something like that....Been very hectic since we returned home and then we are headed out again Sunday to Canada for Spirit bears, whales and the elk rut..so the best I have been able to do is work on one image a day and post to facebook...I promise I will get the reports done...just such an amazing trip with so many images, I must do them properly....

 

You can get a sense however by visiting our Facebook page Uffman Nature Images....I have been posting an image or so a day with a write up but it's not in chronological order like a trip report...the link to our page is .https://www.facebook...reimages?ref=hl


  • twaffle likes this

#13 twaffle

twaffle

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 8,623 posts
  • Local time: 08:50 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Category 1:Wildlife Photographer/Artist
  • Category 2:Resident in Africa/Former resident

Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:43 AM

And there is a particularly special 'baboon in beautiful light' that deserves a mention. ;)
  • optig likes this

… clarity in thought comes after challenge …






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Zambia, Botswana, Little Kwara, Lagoon, Lebala, Royal Livingstone, Kaingo, Mwamba, Benson siyawareva


© 2006 - 2016 www.safaritalk.net - Talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006. Passionate about Africa.

Welcome guest to Safaritalk.
Please Register or Login to use the full facilities.