Category Archives: Africa

Botswana

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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Chobe

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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Victoria Falls

Back in Oz: but the blog must go on. My best intentions were not enough when it came to finding internet access and the opportunity to add updates. However the belated additions to the trip blog will be worth checking … Continue reading

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On the road in Rwanda

We left our village early in anticipation of a long day of travel ahead. The roads were full as usual. In the morning water for the day is collected by women and children from rivers, community pumps and dams that … Continue reading

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Chobe

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

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An encounter with Lions:

We arrive just on dusk. There are 3 lions sleeping and relaxed. As the truck eases forward some raise their heads and scan the new arrivals. Most are disinterested and some just lay back down. One lioness stares intently and … Continue reading

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Refuge – education center for wildlife.

Took 300 shots in 40 mins. Each of these were about 1 meter away. The one winking is only 10 cm high!!!! I’ll let the images do the talking.

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A few more shots for the blog.

Haven’t shoved any rhinos this week but have done a sleep out. 2 people at a time stood watch. Eyes and sounds all around! Saw my first leopard this shot was in fading light 1/5 sec exposure so I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Wild painter meets preschool

Today we went to a local preschool that is supported by Siyafunda Conservation – Makalali. Some anonymous copy right infringes blatantly infringed the copyrignt of the evil empire. The kids and their teacher seemed pleased. I may or may not … Continue reading

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NOW CATCH AND LOAD YOUR RHINO

We have spent a number of days trying to find the agro and randy Rhino mentioned in the last post. He escaped from an area where he was isolated from the other Rhinos, as he will kill them if he … Continue reading

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