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How rhinos are saving the Okavango!

When you have one of the largest expanses of wilderness left on planet earth, it is of course a major undertaking to conserve it. There are plenty of challenges and there are many negative stories because just like anywhere else on earth, there is pressure [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: , , |

An Okavango Paradise: Chitabe Camp, June 2017

Chitabe Camp Trip Report What an incredible 3 day's viewing in the Okavango! Have just returned from Chitabe camp, which is currently providing some of the best viewing around. On one day alone, and all within 2km of camp, we recorded a lioness and her [...]

July 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Okavango Flood Update – July 2017

Okavango flood update: July 2017 2017 is really one of the strangest floods in the Okavango in years. Quite simply it is because the current water has mostly been topped up as a result of last summer’s localized rainfall, rather arriving in its usual way [...]

July 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

This is what happens when a hippo uses your boardwalk!

This is what happens when a hippo uses your boardwalk!!! Good friend and manager of Mopiri Camp in the western Okavango, Murray Fuzz Strugnell witnessed one crazy event! Him and a fellow manager were watching as 2 hippos were engaging a fight in the lagoon [...]

July 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Leopard charge in the Okavango!!

Leopard charge and stare down! We had an intense sighting yesterday morning as we suddenly came around a corner to find ourselves at a scene where a female leopard was on an impala kill right next to the road! I joined explorations guide Brooks, and [...]

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , |

Fancy a swim in the Okavango??

Fancy a swim in the Okavango?? It's still hot out here in northern Botswana and even though there are crocodiles and hippos and all sorts of other animals around, nothing beats a swim on a hot day in this part of the world - just [...]

May 5th, 2016|Tags: , |

Okavango in Flood…

The Okavango is flooding just to the south of Mombo! Flood readings at Rundu (along the Kavango river) are the highest in a few years! This shot was taken over the weekend as we flew right over the middle of the Okavango from Vumbura to [...]

April 30th, 2016|Tags: |

Okavango Wilderness Safaris Big Birding Day 2016

We have just recorded a new bird species at Chitabe camp in the Okavango!!! “What bird is that?” …someone asks! As I go over the lists of all the birds recorded across the Okavango Wilderness Safaris camps on 31 March 2016, on one list there [...]

April 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |