Entries from 'wildlife'

Cruising Chobe

After our visit to the VicFalls, we went on to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. We spent an afternoon at the pool looking out on the massive river before exploring the waterfront on a boat and coming quite close to the wildlife. There is a lot more water now than last year,…

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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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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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Underwater Love

Each year the Southern right whales come to Walker Bay to give birth and mate. To celebrate their arrival and the beginning of spring, Hermanus holds an annual Whale Festival in September. Because of the deep waters the whales come very close to the coast and so Hermanus prides itself to be the best land-based…

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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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Dinner with Rhinos

Last night I went for dinner with some friends at the famous Mokolodi Restaurant.It is a bit outside town at the edge of the Mokolodi Game Reserve, where you can see zebras, gnus, giraffes, and of course impalas.The group of rhino in the reserve is very rare to see during the game drives – but…

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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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Let there be Rhinos

Last weekend we packed our bags and went to Khama Rhino Sanctuary near Serowe to see some more of Africa’s wildlife. In the park you can do a guided game-drive or drive with your own car through the bush and around the pans on dusty sand roads. On our early morning drive we saw loads…

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