Travel Stories

First hand accounts of Botswana Trips

Photographing Leopards!

June 28, 2012
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Photographing Leopards!

One of my favorite locations in the world is northern Botswana along the Chobe waterfront.  However, as much as I love that region, a typical week there usually only yields a single leopard sighting.  I’ve heard a few reasons for this, but still can’t quite understand why there aren’t more leopards.  There is plenty...

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The Start of a New Life Along the Chobe River Front

February 18, 2011
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It’s always great to see something like this.   Rare day time footage of an elephant preparing to take its first steps. Christian and Ginette Leroy were in the right place at the right time when they captured this amazing event while in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Video tells the story without help from us....

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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

August 14, 2010
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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

We like to regularly share the opinions and experiences of folks visiting Chobe. This is the first hand diary of Drew Prineas. Drew Prineas added a quick trip to Chobe while in South Africa for the World Cup.  It was only an overnight trip, but we think you will be impressed at the diversity...

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Travel Tip: Video of typical morning at Chobe

August 10, 2010
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A typical, slightly better than average, Chobe morning game drive.  Mornings like this is why I go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xCJHUMGsE&feature=player_embedded

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John Huxley: Our safari in northern Botswana

July 3, 2010
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John Huxley:  Our safari in northern Botswana

From time to time, ChobeSafari likes to feature travel stories of others to the region so one can gain a broad view of a typical safari vacation.  Here is a recent trip summary by John Huxley. by John Huxley Seriously, our guide Thuso Sarefo says with a wide, Batswana smile, there is an ever-present...

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Africa needs more than latter-day Livingstones

June 24, 2010
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The following article is syndicated from the Guardian.  All rights are retained by the Guardian and it’s authors.  We wanted to reprint this article, which actually features Malawi, because much of what is written is true of all of the parks and reserves of Africa and we want to remind everyone the importance of...

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Good Video Footage: Zebra, Kudu …. and a surprise Lion attack

June 14, 2010
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This video from YouTube was shot by AfricaVideo1 in the Chobe area.  It may be some of the best ‘green foliage’ raw footage I have seen.  It begins with Zebra and a great Kudu tussle for dominance.  That would have been enough to warrant viewing this video … and then along comes the lioness!...

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Travel Tip/Food Tip – Have you had your Mopane Worms Today?

May 11, 2010
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Travel Tip/Food Tip – Have you had your Mopane Worms Today?

I’m planning an article of the local foods one may encounter while in Botswana.  Having been there, I loved the food and felt it important to tease you with potential meals to order. I’ve been contacting lodges and friends that live in the region.  That’s the background.  Now here was my surprise. I’ve heard...

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Photo Tip: Never Forget that You Are at One of the Greatest Shows on Earth

March 18, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Never Forget that You Are at One of the Greatest Shows on Earth

During my last trip to Chobe, we were coming back from a little side trip to see a leopard in a tree.  Unfortunately, all we could see was the tip of a tail and also the legs of the impala kill well camouflaged up in a tree. It was near lunchtime, the sun was...

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The majestic Baobab – a legend in its time

February 26, 2010
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The majestic Baobab – a legend in its time

Chobe and the Kasane area has some marvelous Baobab trees.  I guess I learned about the Baobab from the old TV show, “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” which often had nature shows, but for me … seeing a majestic Baobab for the first time was and is quintessential Africa.  Below is a shot...

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