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#161 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:49 AM

@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not .........  Any one in touch?  @Jochen ?


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:01 AM

Here is Spike last year driving the then brand new raised Landcruiser called the swamp vehicle:

 

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My favorite picture of the Lioness Ma di Tau's three cubs waiting for their mother. We spend a truly memorable afternoon with them in one of the most stunning parts of the concession, and it remains a cherished memory of Duba.

 

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Three Carmine bee eaters watching over the cubs:

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

 

@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not .........  Any one in touch?  @Jochen ?

 

 

Hey Hari,

 

Haven't spoken to Johan in a while, but yesterday he tried to reach me on my cell phone. Unfortunately I didn't hear it as I wave been working in the garden the whole day. If I have time, I'll give him a call tonight.

 

Ciao,

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

 

 

@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not .........  Any one in touch?  @Jochen ?

 

 

Hey Hari,

 

Haven't spoken to Johan in a while, but yesterday he tried to reach me on my cell phone. Unfortunately I didn't hear it as I wave been working in the garden the whole day. If I have time, I'll give him a call tonight.

 

Ciao,

 

J.

 

 

Tell him I say hello!  


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

Recent updates from Duba Plains:

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 03:53 PM

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~ AKR1

 

It's plain to see why you cherish the memory of this encounter.

 

Your photography is superb, bringing out the cubs' anticipation of their mother's return.

 

Until reading this topic tonight, I had no idea that Duba was in Botswana.

 

Safaritalk is a great educational resource.

 

Thank you for this image.

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 05:49 AM

I wonder how the access conditions are at Duba now ...... given the dry cycle / low floods/ el Nino ........... Anyone been lately?


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 09:38 PM

I wonder how the access conditions are at Duba now ...... given the dry cycle / low floods/ el Nino ........... Anyone been lately?

 

@madaboutcheetah

 

Hari,

Please add some of your recent trip pictures to this thread if you have time. Very few folks here appear to have been to Duba in the last couple of years. 


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 11:47 PM

Will do, @AKR1 ....... away from home next two days!  shall add when back.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:51 AM

I was at Duba last week, will make a report and post some pictures here in due time.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:07 AM

I was at Duba last week, will make a report and post some pictures here in due time.

 

 

~ @Bush dog

 

That's very good news!

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Whenever it's convenient, please know that we'll be grateful for your Duba update.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:51 PM

Here, by way of appetizers, some pictures taken last week.  A separate report will follow.

 

The plains

 

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Buffaloes

 

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Hippo

 

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Elephants

 

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Warthog

 

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Reedbuck

 

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Tsessebe

 

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Lechwes 

 

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:39 PM

@Bush dog...Great!  can hardly wait for more photos and an update on the lion prides.  It is so green...have not been there at this time of the year.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:26 PM

@marg

 

Thanks a lot for your comments!

 

I had never been in Africa in March.  It was my first green season safari.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:31 PM

@ Bush Dog
Your pictures bring back wonderful memories of our green season Duba trip three years ago. It remains one of the most stunning concessions I have ever visited.
Look forward to your report.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:59 PM

Great stuff, Mike, hurry up with that report! :)


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:50 PM

Hi Mike,  a mock charge Ele - oh WOW ....... for a second I thought that was from Selinda/Kwando ...... I LOVED Duba and my time there - not to forget I think Great Plains Conservation sets the bar Really Really high ............. 


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:50 PM

Some last appetizers before the report!

 

Swainson's francolin

 

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Ground hornbill

 

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And last but not least, the Tsaro pride

 

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:32 PM

Mike,

The appetizers are tremendous. Stunning lion shots. I'm going for the full tasting menu with wine pairings!
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 04:32 AM

Excellent hippo action image and lovely ground hornbill pic.


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