Posts Tagged ‘ game drive ’

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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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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Maps of Chobe National Park

September 9, 2009
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Maps of Chobe National Park

The good news is that the primary trails used on game drives in Chobe really don’t need a map.  The bad news is that the quality of easily acquired maps is poor.  The attached image is a scan of the map provided by rangers at the Chobe Sedudu Gate entrance: and ……….. A larger...

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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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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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Boats, Boats, Boats and more Boats

August 23, 2009
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Boats, Boats, Boats and more Boats

Chobe National Park borders the Chobe River to the north.  This great river never runs dry in the winter and is a major reason for the fantastic game within the Chobe sanctuary.  Previous articles have described the various land vehicle options for seeing the reserve; however, some of the best viewing is from the...

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