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Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 15, 2009
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Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Continuation of the August 2009 safari of Johan de Bondt and his travel companions.  All text and photos copyright Johan de Bondt. Second leg of the trip – Savute We arrived at Harvey’s pans around 10.30 and saw 2 roan antelope which had just been drinking and slowly made their way back to the...

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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 14, 2009
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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Over the next 5 days, we will be posting the details and picture filled journey recap of a Belgian named Johan De Bondt.  In August 2009, Johan along with 3 other travelers hired guides and a vehicle and traveled via Maun to: a) Nogatsaa & Tchinga (Chobe forest); b) Savute; c) Khwai riverside (Moremi);...

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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Well, that is what I planned to title the article.  I spent two weeks examining more than a dozen different bean bag designs for supporting camera and telephoto lens on safari.  I developed a rating system and thought I could come up with the one true winner. It doesn’t work that way – life...

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Photo tip: Stand on the shoulders of giants

September 6, 2009
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Photo tip:  Stand on the shoulders of giants

I get a lot of compliments from folks looking at my photos.  Many think I have a natural eye.  Maybe, and thank you; however, I know my skills come from three distinct efforts: Training:  I learned the basics on composition during an elective photography course at college back in 1975.  Those rules of thumb...

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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

September 4, 2009
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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

One of my favorite animals within Chobe NP is the Kudu.  It’s a beautiful and tall animal with lots of pattern and subtle color changes on the hide… and of course, on the bull kudu, those horns!  Kudu are found at Chobe National Park both near waters edge at the Chobe River and also...

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Travel Tip: A Southern Africa Safari Treat: Biltong

September 3, 2009
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Travel Tip: A Southern Africa Safari Treat: Biltong

When I travel, I love to immerse into local culture and cuisine.  This article will allow tease you on how to do both while also supplying a vital snack during your bush drives. For most, the first question is “what is biltong?”.  The short quick answer would be “a kind of dried and cured...

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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

September 2, 2009
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Chobe National Park, Botswana: Malaria and Malaria Pills

When preparing for a safari to northern Botswana, including Chobe National Park, Moremi, Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends numerous precautions including Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B and Typhoid. Also recommended are anti-Malarial drugs. From my experience, no one seems to my the immunizations shots, but the anti...

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Selecting the Best Safari Binoculars for Photographers and Holiday Travelers

August 30, 2009
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One of the best decisions I made when planning my first Chobe safari was getting a good pair of binoculars.   With this overview, I hope I will help you make the right decision on binoculars for your safari journey. I guess the first discussion is on whether you actually need binoculars.  In other articles...

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Photo of the Day – August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009
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Photo of the Day – August 29, 2009

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Exercise your eyes

August 28, 2009
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Exercise your eyes

While at Chobe, you will have the chance to take hundreds of photos each morning and evening game drive. I encourage you to take these pictures as many of these will be keepsakes you will treasure; however, after a few days, it is easy to get into a routine of shooting the same shot...

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