Entries from 'bush'

Sunset Saturday XXXIV

While I’m camping in the Kalahari, here’s another beautiful sunset from a trip to Madikwe earlier this year. The combination of rich colors was fantastic: lush green bush, red-glowing sun and bright golden sketches on the blue sky. Africa’s colors never cease to amaze….

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Beauties and Beests

As mentioned previously, we woke up to this view and spent a couple of nights in the bush here. We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the waterhole, took naps in the sunshine and went for some walks through the bush. In the evening, we lit a big campfire and made up some pretty awesome…

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bedside view

During the weekend, we woke up to this view. Despite the cold, it was a great trip and we saw lots and lots of animals. More pictures to come soon.

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bush braai

On Sunday we met with colleagues and friends for a bush braai in Mokolodi. The picnic site was in the middle of the bush and on the way there, we saw quite a few animals. The guys were mastering the grill and the kids were helping to put up such a good fire that our…

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on the Leopard trail

We spent a couple of nights in a lovely cottage in a nature reserve in the Waterberg area, having breakfast on the terrace with impalas watching us curiously, hiking for hours through the hills and looking for leopards (who are said to be living in the rocks and trees around the reserve). Unfortunately, we didn’t…

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Sunset Saturday XIV

I took this picture on my very first gamedrive in Botswana at Mokolodi. It was the beginning of winter and it was rather cold on the open vehicle but I was fascinated by the wide sky, the amazing landscape and the vibrant colors.

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Rain Escape

It was pouring down here in Gaborone during the Easter weekend but we managed to escape the rain for a while by going to beautiful Madikwe with my parents. Just across the border, we were lucky that the rain had stopped by the time we got there and we got some sunshine during our evening…

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Khutse & Back

Last weekend we went to Khutse for a night in the wilderness. We set up our tents under a big tree and sat around the fire, cooked a delicious meal in a big black iron pot, and discussed life and the world. In the middle of the night rain pouring down on our tent woke…

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Sunset Saturday II

This was the sunset during a recent trip to Madikwe. The afternoon drive took us all across the game reserve to find the wild dogs, and when we finally stopped for tea/drinks it was already getting dark. I love how the sun has become a big golden ball, making the entire sky gleaming in this…

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Tau Encounters

This past weekend we spent some more time in the bush. After a short drive over the border we arrived at the Buffalo Ridge Lodge, a lovely place set on top of a hill overlooking the Madikwe Game Reserve with private chalets nestled in the bush.When we walked to our chalet, the ranger showed us…

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(so much better than) a visit to the zoo

The beauty of living in Gaborone is that you can just decide on any random Saturday afternoon that you would like to go for a gamedrive and make your way to nearby Mokolodi Game Reserve. And that’s exactly what we did! At Mokolodi we went for the long loop all around the reserve and saw…

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wo die elefanten spazieren gehen

A little video from our trip to the Okavango Delta. We took a Mokoro to an island where we spent the night and walked with elephants. It was pretty amazing!

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Weekend in the Bush

We spent the weekend at the lovely Molema bushcamp in the Tuli block and slept in a perfect little chalet overlooking the Limpopo River under huge trees. In the afternoon, we went to a hide with a great view of the dam where we spend hours on the comfy chairs, taking naps and watching the…

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bushwalking

On Sunday we went for a walk in the bush near Oodi. It is finally getting warmer and so it was a very pleasant stroll along a dry riverbed through some thornbushes. We were accompanied by some very excited dogs and also came across some cattle, goats and donkeys. Outside the capital life seems to…

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