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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:35 AM

Open-billed stork in flight

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

Sunset at Buffalo Point

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

Lechwe leaping through water, DP.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:48 AM

A classic shot from Duba

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

Wattled cranes: one of the key species in Northern Botswana

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

Did I tell you you could take a picture of me????

Bull Hippo, protecting its territory, Duba Plains

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

Saddled billed stork, taking off, DP.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

The stunning Duba Plains concession (NG 23). With or without lion/buffalo interaction, one of the planet's great safari destinations!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:36 AM

I agree, although I'm a bit concerned now that it is a Great Plains operation.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:59 AM

Pangolin, you have every right to do so.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:01 AM

Calling her sisters.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:09 AM

Nice johan. I would love to get a photo of a lion/ess doing that at dawn with steam breath visible... but the unco-operative brutes simply won't comply with my requests!
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

Why the concern about Great Plains? It is owned by the Jouberts whose credentials speak for themselves. The only concern I have is the possibility of what I call the Momboization of some of their camps such as Zafara and Mara Plains, and if Duba Plains goes the same route making it unaffordable. On the other hand if the market will bear it what's wrong with that?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

I think GPC would prefer if you call it Zarafization :) - it is after all a more luxurious camp than Mombo. Infact I have read and been told Mombo is the least opulent of all their premier camps in Botswana.

There is nothing wrong with it from their point of view but try a jump of 30-35% in prices to start with versus 2011 (high season prices as low season is all over the place from whatever I hear) and then add some different client base to it from our point of view. It does make you wonder. But yup if I could go there for USD400-450 pppn in the green season, I would do it. When I dont know.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

Yes, it is the jump in luxury and price that concerns me. I quite liked the comfort level when I was there in March 2010. A little worn, but still quite nice, and perfectly comfortable.

"The" market being able to bear it is one thing. My personal market bearing it is another. I have no problem with a few overly opulent, over-priced camps strewn about here and there, but I don't think the delta needs any more.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

Shall we try and keep this on topic, ie photographic, as started by Johan, and keep pricing etc to another thread? Am enjoying very much everyone's images, and I don't want to see it deteriorate. Thanks, Matt.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Okay. Sorry. Back on track.

The "Crossing" in March 2010-
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

The lighter side of a kill at Duba (not so light if you are the buffalo, I suppose)-

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

Zaminoz,

It's not like you are on a commercial photo shoot.

Pangolin,

Do you have some close ups of the young lion's face?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

Okay, by exception a second picture today ;)

My name is "big ears" and I wonder why.

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