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Baobab vs Elephant: these trees are being wiped out!

A Baobab stands tall over the Okavango...but only just!!   This is the current status of Baobab trees in northern Botswana...they are just hanging on but many of them have been wiped out in the last 5 years alone. Take the Vumbura concession for example, [...]

May 6th, 2017|

Desperate times…elephants stuck in the mud!

Elephants stuck in the mud !! - incident from November 2016 Images 1-3: Finding the first elephant andĀ releasing it from the mudĀ  It really is a time of desperation as literally hundreds of elephants die in all ways possible this year. We have been trying [...]

January 15th, 2017|Tags: , |

How is this for an unexpected visitor??

This huge eland came up past our house to find some water and food. Fortunately, our neighbours could provide water and it slaked its thirst before giving all the houses a walk by, while he calmly searched for food. These are huge antelope and I [...]

January 15th, 2017|Tags: , |

Elephants: a photo journal of some special sightings

strong>Today is World Elephant Day and we have chosen a variety of elephant images to celebrate these magnificent creatures! The first 20 or so images (with relevant captions and any relative conservation information below each photo) celebrate their beauty while further on we look at [...]

August 12th, 2016|Tags: |

Some incredible lion encounters…

In the celebration of World Lion Day we decided to share a few photos taken of these fascinating animals (which also includes a video of some fighting with hyenas over a kill)! So scroll down and enjoy some moments with these incredibly special social cats! [...]

August 10th, 2016|Tags: |

Leopard carries her cub off to safety…

An incredible sighting as a leopard picks up her cub and takes it to safety... Jacques Proust was driving guests out of Mala Mala in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park. The area is one of the best places to view leopards in Africa and [...]

July 26th, 2016|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: , , , |

Lion vs Roan Antelope…an epic battle to the death!

Lion vs Roan antelope...an epic battle to the death! - story and images by Brian Rode It was in the winter of 2003 and the Linyanti area was experiencing a severe drought.... The Savuti Channel was dry and formed a thin grassland snaking its way [...]

July 1st, 2016|Tags: , , |

What is this?? Could this be the luckiest camera trap ever??

Any guesses?? We have regularly placed our one camera trap on the western most bridge along the Savuti Channel but some days back, this poor camera trap had a 36-hour ordeal that has already given it legendary status! Over the last few years we have [...]

June 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Lion Kill at Gomoti Camp!

A lion kill just outside camp! Can you see what is going on here?? This shot won't win any awards but my gosh the excitement value was incredible! So you can see a lioness (hopefully) and the stripes of an unfortunate zebra. Anyway I am [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |