Thursday, 30 June 2016

Warning Elephants on the road

 
Seeing Elephants grazing at the side of the road, may be unusual to many people. But at least the highways agency have the correct warning signs.

In this case we're talking about a major highway through Botswana with a speed limit of 120km/hr.
On every visit we find our selves stopping to take pics of the first Elephants we encounter, but after a while you start to take them for granted. Although its important to be respectful of their size and your speed.
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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Smoke that Thunders

Known locally as the Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls is listed as one of the seven wonders of the world. And a must see location.
When visiting the falls there are two classic ways to experience this awesome natural wonder.
An absolute 'must do', is to take the 1km walk along the opposite side of the gorge, to take in the viewing points along the pathway.
There are also many quick helicopter sight seeing flights that you an take. Viewing the falls from the air is an experience never to be forgotten
Join us on safari and visit the Victoria Falls
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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Swimming Elephants without a passport.

It's no secret that Elephants love water. But there aren't many places where you can regularly see Elephants swimming.
However, the Elephants of the Chobe National Park in Botswana take to the water on a daily basis.
Crossing the river between Botswana and Namibia and without a passport.
Join us on safari in Botswana in 2017.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Okavango Delta - view from an Mokoro


View from a Mokoro
Botswana's Okavango Delta is one of the iconic locations for a safari. A vast expanse of shallow water and islands teaming with wildlife.
Elephant watches us float passed
Mokoro's are the traditional dug out canoes that are used in the area. Although today most are modelled on the traditional dug out log, but made from fibre glass.
Will and Carol Fox
The peace and serenity of the delta makes for a magical experience.

Join a Botswana safari in 2017 and experience it for yourself.
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Birding - part of every safari

We're often asked, "do we cater for birders on safari?" Of-course we do, we want to see as much as Africa has to offer while on safari.
From water birds, to raptors we find a huge variety in the African bush.
Many people have their own favourites, but there are so many to choose from that that often changes across the course of a safari:)
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Overland to the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Vic Falls

Roof top tents and 4 x 4's
Following on from the success of our latest overland safari we will be offering two special overland safaris during 2017. Travelling from South Africa into Botswana and Zimbabwe. Visiting the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls to name but a few locations.
Driving through the Chobe National Park
It's not only humans that are found on some of the roads in Botswana. Elephants are everywhere especially in the main road to Kasane.
We mix things up a little staying in safari lodges as well as camping in roof top tents. The camp sites are wonderful. Pictured below; we stayed for two nights along the banks of the Chobe River, from where we could explore the national park.
Camping along the Chobe river. Planning for the day ahead.
For more information on our 2017 special overland safaris, contact Carol

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Opportunistic Lions


We often find Lions sleeping while on game drive.
But that scene can quickly change, as in this case when the three girls spotted an opportunity for another meal.
Quickly going from sleeping Lions to deadly hunters as can be seen below.
Written by Will Fox
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