Entries from 'lion'

a last trip to the bush

I wanted to spend some time in the bush and wave goodbye to all the animals that are out there before I leave Botswana. And despite the unusually long and heavy rain over the last few days, I was lucky and got to see some elephants, giraffes and lions, among them even a lioness with…

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finally another game drive

Recently we realized that it has been a long time since our last game drive and shortly after that Björn surprised me with a quick weekend getaway to Madikwe, Big Five country. So we drove the short distance across the border and spent a night at the Buffalo Ridge Lodge, where we’d been already twice…

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lion country

While at Mabuasehube, we got more than lucky and saw a total of 12 really big Kalahari lions.We had heard that a bunch of lions was occupying a campsite not too far from where we were staying and so we drove there to have a look. Indeed, they were there, dozing in the shade and…

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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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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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the lion sleeps tonight

We just got back from an amazing trip to Madikwe, just across the border in South Africa, where we stayed in the beautiful Thakadu Lodge for a night in a luxurious safari tent. And on the game drive last night, I finally got to see a lion. All you could see at first was a…

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