Posts Tagged ‘ sand ’

Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

October 11, 2009
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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

On my first trip to southern Africa, I discovered a dish that I fell in love with: peri peri chicken fron Nando’s.  Peri-Peri Chicken is a must on your trip to Botswana or South Africa! Peri-Peri is the perfect blend of flavor and fire. Technically, it should be piri-piri and not peri-peri. It is...

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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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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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General Rule: Photo Impact is effected by viewing angle

August 30, 2009
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General Rule: Photo Impact is effected by viewing angle

A simple photography recommendation: when you have the option, always try and shoot wildlife at the same elevation as the subject.  Normally this means to get as low as possible, however for some animals such as birds, monkeys or a giraffe, it may mean the higher elevation position is best for the shot. I...

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Geologic Landscape and the Resulting Wildlife

August 27, 2009
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Summary of Chobe General information gathered at www.andbeoundafrica.com Chobe was declared a National Park in 1967, becoming the first National Park in Botswana and is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. Chobe is also well known for its large herds of buffalo, as well as the two...

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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

August 22, 2009
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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

This is a little different post than most you will see here.  It is a review of a book of short, autobiographical stories which I read prior to my 2009 trip to Chobe.  The book chronicles events that occurred while Allison was a guide, with most of this time spent at Mombo Camp in...

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For Change, Investigate “the Far Side” at Chobe

August 20, 2009
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For Change, Investigate “the Far Side” at Chobe

Most visitors to Chobe National Park stay at or near Kasane.  Each day they enter the eastern Sedudu Gate and follow the fabulous trails.  Most never go further west than Serondela.  I must confess that on my first trip to Chobe, that was all I did also.  The wildlife is so thick and the...

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A look at the self drive option of safari

August 14, 2009
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one of your largest expenses while you are on the ground in Africa. Furthermore, if not properly handled, it could create your largest stress during your vacation holiday

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Top 10 Wildlife Photography Tips from blog.BoundlessJourneys.com

August 14, 2009
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African wildlife photography advice supplied by the blog at Boundless Journeys, purveyors of great worldwide adventures.

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