Posts Tagged ‘ Chobe National Park ’

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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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

August 4, 2010
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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

What’s the largest land animal you have ever seen in the wild?  this is the question posed to my son, Justin by my great friend Paul Salvado prior to our first trip into Chobe.  My son’s answer was a white tail deer.  I could better him and note a moose, but compared to much...

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Panthera.org: Walking with Lions: The Myth of Conservation

June 12, 2010
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When you visit Chobe National Park, you should also consider a trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.  We have written about this side trip before.  We have often heard of folks who visit the Vic Falls area adding a ‘walk with lions” activity in that area.  The more I learn about this option, the...

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Botswana’s photographic areas expand

May 28, 2010
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Botswana’s photographic areas expand

The following is information supplied by Africa Geographic Magazine and specifically from their ‘man in Maun’, Grant Atkinson.  I consider Africa Geographic to be one of the best wildlife magazines available, with stunning photography.  Unfortunately, the print version of the magazine is quite expensive outside of South Africa.  Luckily, they do have a nice...

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For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

May 20, 2010
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For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

‘WHAT has four legs and one arm?’ That was the beginning of a surprising satirical text message sent by Australian Barrie Slater to his workmates at home after he almost lost an arm during a savage attack by a hyena in Botswana, Africa, last month. Text recipient and work colleague John Cavanagh said everyone...

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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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Photo and Travel Tip: Yes, Elephants Can Hide

April 7, 2010
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Photo and Travel Tip: Yes, Elephants Can Hide

I recently ran into this ‘fun’ image at Art Wolfe’s blog: While it wasn’t hard to see this elephant, it brought back a lot of memories from my last safari.  On that trip, my son, Justin Eleazer, wanted to explore more inland and much further west than we had ever traveled before within Chobe...

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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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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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2009 Aerial Surveys: Counts to deternime abundance, distribution and trends

February 12, 2010
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2009 Aerial Surveys: Counts to deternime abundance, distribution and trends

While in Chobe, you will not see many rangers other than the occasional ‘poacher patrol’, so you may wonder if anyone is keeping tabs on the trends within the park.  The answer is ‘yes they are’.  Many of the surveys are conducted from the air.  One of the teams that help with this is...

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