Category Archives: Botswana

More of Moremi.

  Just some random sightings. You spot one giraffe and others just magically appear. Heads pop up or your eyes just separate them from the undergrowth. Hippos with their gatherings of Oxpeckers display their full bulk when out of the … Continue reading


19th June Moremi Game Reserve: Lion Pride

Sitting close to a pride of lions and with various size cubs clambering randomly over lionesses. Cubs feeding or attempting to as they moved amongst the prospective mums and aunties. Pleading cries and nuzzling prompting snarls and bared teeth. But … Continue reading

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18th June Moremi Game Reserve:                     Moremi served up more species that were new to me and non stop passing parade of creatures now familiar but just as exciting. The Saddle-billed … Continue reading

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Moremi Game Reserve

  This is the Roller shot that I nearly nailed, lost by a beak- next time! Immature Great white Pelican, Grey Heron, African Darter, Yellow-billed Stork, Pink-backed Pelican & Wattled Crane. How close are the animals when I photograph them? … Continue reading

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More of Chobe!

Lions, Sable Antelope Kudu and Impala. We were never sure what was around the next bend or bush.  

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Even more of Chobe: Bradfords and Red-billed Hornbill, Bat-Eared Fox, Greater Blue-eared Starling. My list of birds and animals sighted ballooned in Chobe. This African Fish Eagle posed for pictures between regular flights to check for fish. The boat was … Continue reading

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Chobe National Park

We took a boat ride on the Chobe river which forms the border with Namibia. Two herds of about 30 elephants each decided to swim to Namibia. These groups included huge bulls down to very young babies.   The bulls … Continue reading

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Now for Chobe National Park – On the Road

Our hotel room for the night backed on to the Zambezi river. Only about a kilometer from the falls. A river boat called the African Queen moored close by. We leave early for the Zambian border and back into Botswana. … Continue reading

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15& 16th June Chobe: Giraffe by the score and more! Lilac-breasted Rollers seemed to be everywhere. Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl and could not resist adding one more Bateleur.  

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Okavango Delta

            Caught up with Colleen at Joberg airport and on to Maun and then the houseboat on the Okavango Delta – Botswana. The Owl is a African Fishing Owl – another of the rare creatures … Continue reading