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This looks like an exciting new safari location.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

Notice that this new destination in Namibia is right across the border form Botswana and it's on the Kwando river thus it's obviously an outstanding location for seeing wild dogs, elephants, sable antelopes and much more. The other good news is that there aren't many tourists there thus, one is assured of having the reserve to themselves. It looks quite exciting to me and since it's in Namibia it's obviously considerably less expensive than in Botswana.

 

http://edition.cnn.c...park/index.html


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

Two Male Lions in their prime ( one of them radio collared in Bwambata NP in Namibia) have now made Kwando Lagoon their home ............  However, I don't expect to see the game viewing on par with the Botswana side at any time soon ........ 


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:33 AM

This destination is not as new as the article indicates.

There have been several lodges in this area for the last two decades.including Susuwe,Camp Kwando and Lianshulu.

I went to Susuwe in 2003 and 2004. Gameviewing was good and may be even better today. Good Sable and excellent Elephant viewing as well as Leopard, Lions etc.

However the gameviewing was not even close to what I have seen next door at Kwando.

I can however recommend Susuwe due to the mix of activities and the location. I transferred from Susuwe to Kwando Lagoon by boat from Lianshulu which also seemed like a very nice lodge.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:54 PM

@madaboutcheetah I was so pleased that these guys made it safely from the populated Caprivi Strip to Kwando Lagoon. Do you have any recent updates on them from Kwando?


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:09 PM

@Treepol - they are very much around ..........   They've taken over the females from the lagoon pride and I hear that they have cubs now.  They came into Lagoon end of September last year and are around still ....... so, not going anywhere!


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

@madaboutcheetah thanks for the confirmation, I do think of these guys every now and then and had been concerned for them in Bwabwata living so close to villages. I will let @farin know as she also saw them when we were at Mazambala in 2014.

 

This is a welcome good news story.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 12:28 AM

@Treepol - do you have images of them from 2014? Thanks

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:01 AM

@madaboutcheetah sadly, no I don't.

 

They were disappearing into some very thick cover as we spotted them, and they laid up where we couldn't drive to. I have a fleeting memory of a couple of amber eyes peering from behind tall grass and a fallen tree. 


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