South Africa · 1 Days · 8 Moments · May 2017

T's adventure in Botswana


1 May 2017

No words needed except a big "Thank You" to Holden Safaris, Wilderness Safaris and most of all to Guru Guide Richard.
Amazing accommodation throughout, off grid, solar panels, no WiFi, enviro conscious, mind blowing deco and design, fantastic cuisine....
Wildlife sightings were plentiful: elephant, Giraffe, Wild Dog, Lions with cubs, feeding on new kill, Buffalo, Fish Eagles, Impala, Kudu, Warring, Tree and Sand Squirrels, Fruit Bats, Black Mamba, Hippo, Vultures, Owls, Kori Bustard, Red Lechwe, Sitatunga, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Cheetah...
Next stops - Vumbura Lodge in the Okavango Delta plus Tubu Tree Lodge, by Bush Plane. Scenery totally different from plains. Water flows from Mid Africa high ground, slowly filling up the Delta until flood plane will be underwater by July. Exciting moments in the Jeep with Guru Guide Richard taking it all in his stride. I swear he had GPS implanted. How do u find the way with no signs, no roads, millions of paths, loads of water?
A unique look into the San Bushmen Lifestyle. Excited to meet in person, the brother of the "God's must be crazy" Bushmen actor from the 1980's. Although Bushmen culture is fading out, the population is growing with education being compulsory for all youngsters.
Two game drives a day with Guru Guide Richard. Knows everything ..... and makes a mean G&T! Oryx, Impala, Black backed Jackal, Hawks, Honey Badger, Sable, Springbok, Scrub Hare, Ostrich, Helmeted Guinefowl, Sparrow Hawk. Headed out to Deception Pan to find the rare Black Maned lions. Unfortunately we were unlucky.
Two nights at Kalahari Plains Lodge (see www.wildernessafaris.co.za). Executive tented lodge, amazing views especially from "restroom with a view", very noval idea. Guest Service, food and deco outstanding. All management and services provided by local citizens.
Dbn-Jhb-Maun, thereafter many "bush transfers" by 12/16 seater planes. Organisation and timing impeccable. First stop: Kalahari plains in the south.