Safari Botswana – July offer

We do have a Botswana Safaris on offer, departing 5th of July 2009!

***200 Euro off ***

This is our excellent Botswana Adventure Trail Safari, 18 days full off adventure. Featuring Mapungubwe, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Deception Valley), Maun, Moremi Game Reserve & the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park including the Savute area (e.g. see also National Geographic movies like Lion’s of Darkness, Eternal Enemies – Lions vs. Hyenas), the Chobe River front and the Victoria Falls (Livingstone Zambia). Read more!

Zebra @ Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Safari Botswana highlight! Read more!

Gemsbok Bull courtship circling

gemsbok-bullKgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa side) Gemsbok “courtship circling”, the female gemsbok (not at the picture) is moving away from the bull. Very interersting sighting as most of the time these antilopes are just feeding, resting under a tree or walking through the bush. The bull is trying to move behind the female to sniff her backside. The erected tail (see picture) and the foreleg lifting of the bull (not at this picture) are clear signs his is ready to mount the female.¬† The bull did finally mount the female but she rejected him by moving away.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Just back from the recce trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, this area is part of the larger Transfrontier Park with Botswana. Kalahari sand, red dunes and arid desert vegetation. We’ve been exploring the 4×4 tracks and stayed at several of the (new) wilderness camps. More pictures + info on this safari will be published soon!

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Tongasabi Recce Vehicle, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Desert)

Upington Land Rover

In SA now @ the Upington Land Rover garage, no breakdown but just an aircon service for the Td5! It’s 45 degrees max. so some better cooling is most welcome. Just left Augrabies Falls and now on the way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. Freshing up my knowledge as the last visit to the National Parks dates back to 1999! Expect not much to be changed except the increase in wilderness and rest camps (and traffic). Back in the nineties (and the Kalahari Gemsbok years) the only 3 camps were Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata. First night will be camping and from there on we will stay at several wilderness¬† camps.