Posts Tagged ‘ Botswana ’

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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Botswana among winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

June 9, 2010
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This is a major award and I am happy for Botswana.  In the name of full disclosure, we must add that several groups for indigenous people are bothered by this award.  The reason is that The Botswana government has banned the Bushmen from using a borehole which they rely on for water, despite a...

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Guest Article: Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

June 7, 2010
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Guest Article:  Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

Following our ‘introduction’ of Sergey Gorshkov’s photography images which we called the “Botswana Water Jumping Competition“, we contacted Sergey to asked if he would like to provide a guest article on his work.  Sergey quickly responded to our request with an email full of really special images. From the email, Mr. Gorshkov is no...

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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

June 5, 2010
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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

The internet is a wonderful tool.  Programs like Facebook have allowed us to find many photographers from around the world that without the internet, we would never even know existed, much less know the quality of their work. Sergey Gorshkov is a fine example.  Through many mutual photographers, we were ‘friended’ and I began...

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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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Bridgetown project expected to boost Botswana’s tourism sector

April 30, 2010
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Kazungula is basically a small community on the eastern side of Kasane.  Chobe National Park is on the west side of Kasane.  Kazungula is most ‘famous’ as a border crossing.  It is a location where the one can enter/leave Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and/or Nambia.  The Zambia or Nambia route requires taking the famed Kazangula...

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Avoiding Overcrowding – A Small Tempest Brewing Around Safari Options

February 28, 2010
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Avoiding Overcrowding – A Small Tempest Brewing Around Safari Options

On my last trip to Chobe National Park, I heard comments from locals related to new controls on tour groups entering the reserves.  For us, the question was whether we were considered an official ‘tour group’.  More importantly, it was hinted that our methods for safari are in some jeopardy going forward. A little...

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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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A passionate view of a Botswana visit

January 23, 2010
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I ran across this video by Jenny Hontz, posted via Northwestern University’s web relations .  It’s more of a short narrated slide show, but has some great photos and she delivers some of the feeling of a first visit that I also felt.  These stories make me want to go back as soon as...

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Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

December 7, 2009
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Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

Chobe is not a zoo, but a living system.  With all of the beauty, unfortunately there are also daily animal losses.  This story will make use thing about how animals grieve. As you know, we support the work of Elephants Without Borders.  The following article is a reprint from a blog story by Kelly...

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