Pink-backed Pelicans at Kanana

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The pink-backed pelican is one of our resident water birds we find at the Kanana Heronry amongst others such as the Marabou Stalk, African Open Bill, Yellow-Billed Storks, Goliath Heron, Rufus-bellied Heron, Black-Crowned Night Heron, African Darters and Little Egrets. The pink-backed pelican is found in a range of aquatic habitats, but prefers quiet backwaters… Read more »

KDB People: Camp Management at Okuti

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Bojus and Tebby are part of the team that contribute to making Ker & Downey Botswana’s Okuti the friendly, delightful camp that it is. Kewame Moabi, known as Bujos when he is in the bush, was born and raised in Maun.  He was born into the tourism industry as both his parents were camp managers… Read more »

Botswana 50th Celebrations!

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Last weekend the lovely people of Botswana joined together in celebrating the 50th independence anniversary of the country. A truly remarkable milestone achieved through perseverance, pride and team work. The Ker and Downey Botswana camp’s created their own programs as to how they thought the day should be celebrated and these celebrations that took place… Read more »

A Day at the Kanana Heronry

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The large male Sitatunga lifted his head, laying his long spiral shaped horns down along his back and watched the aircraft turning onto finals as we approached to land at the Kanana airstrip. We were on our way to carry out a survey of the Kanana Heronry that lies within Ker & Downey Botswana’s concession in… Read more »

Chacma Chat

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At Shinde there is a beautiful place called Four Pans, the reason for the name is because this area has water throughout year that is spread out amongst four inter-connected pans. Four Pans will never let you down in terms of game viewing, it so rich in a variety of species of animals and it… Read more »

A Moremi Romance

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It seems the first traces of spring have brought with it a renewed romance to the animal kingdom. My guests and I were on a Sunday evening drive when we came across a Lion and a lioness lying lazily in the grass. The two were situated on Dead Tree Island in the Moremi Game Reserve,… Read more »

Swamp Lions

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Lions, being part of the greater feline family, are known not to favor water unless they are re-hydrating and in saying this, their bodies are adapted to go without water for days if need be. This particular afternoon, on the banks of the Xudum River at Kanana, made me realise how adaptable these animals really… Read more »