elephants on chobe river side, viewed from boat

Back on the Chobe river

It’s been tough not being able to get out on the Chobe river for the past 3 months as 2020 has seen some of the highest water levels in Botswana for many years.So it is not surprising that there’s been great excitement for our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris as the lockdown starts to ease for local travellers in Botswana[…]

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Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe

Muchenje Safari Lodge are putting new protocols in place as Botswana Government slowly relax the rules and they get ready to welcome guests back . Great news on rate for 2021 as well! The lockdown in Botswana is slowly being relaxed.  Both the Government and Muchenje are being extremely cautious as the safety of guests and staff is paramount. All the[…]

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Safari Planning .. book now for great deals in 2021

With international travel all but at a standstill and no clear end to the restrictions in sight, most of us have had to rethink the safari travel plans we had booked for 2020.Some of you may have decided that there is no point making plans for your travel until the pandemic has passed and countries have opened up again but[…]

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Dining under the baobabs at Tuli

Tuli Game Reserve

Botswana has a well deserved reputation as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, yet there are places that rarely get included in regular safari itineraries and some of them are real gems.One of these hidden gems is Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The Tuli Block is a narrow fringe of land at Botswana’s eastern border wedged between Zimbabwe in the north[…]

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Botswana Adventurer Camp

Botswana Adventurer

The Botswana Adventurer offers a unique experience to budget conscious travellers with a full participation safari that takes you through some of Botswana’s finest National Parks and Game Reserves. Safari camp life Participation means that the guests will participate in all camp duties including the erecting and dismantling of the camp, collecting of firewood, washing dishes etc which all lend to authentic experience of a[…]

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wild dogs, okavango delta

5 Rivers – Explore Botswana in Summer

5 Rivers If, like us, you keep your eyes open for the very best deals on African Safaris then this is one you should not miss. The summer rains are a time of plenty in Africa; mammals are fat and healthy and for many species, it is a time to bring their young into the world. The bush is an[…]

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mobile safari camp, aerial view

Affordable Botswana

Affordable Botswana? Absolutely! Botswana’s reputation as one of the very best places in Africa to see wildlife in unspoiled habitats goes hand in hand with the common perception that it is also one of the more expensive destinations to go on safari. Whilst it is certainly true that there are a few lodges with nightly rates that will make you[…]

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Elephant in camp, Delta Camp, Okavango Delta

Delta Delight

Looking down as I flew over the Okavango Delta from Khwai Community Concession (just  outside Moremi Game Reserve) to Oddballs on Chief’s Island brought home to me just how dry the Delta can be. The Okavango is the jewel in Botswana’s tourism crown, offering a wildlife experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Seasonal variations Most of us have a[…]

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So you’ve got 4,000 dollars

What kind of safari can you get for US$4,000? A short while ago we were contacted by some professional photographers from the USA. They wanted to go on safari in Africa, in particular they wanted to witness the great wildebeest migration, but their budget was tight; the cost must not exceed US$4,000 per person. Now, I can hear some of[…]

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Great Places to stay in Africa

Camps & Lodges with the WOW! factor Someone just asked me “What is your favourite camp in Africa?” How do I pick just one? I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in so many amazing places. Faced with this challenge and a few idle hours over the festive season I thought I’d try and at least narrow it down to a short-list.[…]

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Make 2017 the year you visit Zimbabwe

Make 2017 the year you visit Zimbabwe For each of the past three years, one of the absolute highlights of my year has been the time spent in Zimbabwe. Despite the politics – and let’s face it the politics suck – Zimbabwe is the place to go for an authentic African safari. It’s got the wildlife, it’s got the scenery,[…]

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