Posted by & filed under Bonolo (Shinde guide).

It was a very peaceful morning in the Shinde concession and we were ambling along on game drive fairly close to the lagoon. Just ahead, a tree branch was hanging over the lagoon, and perched on it was a beautiful African fish eagle. The bird was alert, focusing on the water and moving his wings… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Bee (Shinde Guide).

The Southern Carmine Bee- Eater (Merops Nubicoides) is one of our resident migrants that form a part of the vibrant fauna and flora that make up the Okavango Delta in summer season. We all appreciate these birds and their striking colouration when we have the pleasure of viewing them in the bush but once they leave,… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Bonolo (Shinde guide).

I went out for a morning game drive with my guests and it turned out to be a fairly quiet day on the Shinde concession however we were lucky to find a Serval cat. We were surprised to see this little cat out and about in the sunshine as it is specified as a primarily nocturnal, it’s… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Maria Henson, Safari Stories.

If you hear that Moremi Game Reserve is rocking these days, chances are it’s not only because of the wildlife spotted. The Okuti choir is putting on a show. Guests at Okuti were treated to what choir members call a full-blown “presentation” one night this week. The half-hour concert featured singing, drumming, clapping, drama and traditional… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Maria Henson.

Look around at Shinde, which sits on a palm island in the Okavango Delta. Do you see the artisans’ work around you in your tent or on shelves in the library area?  Those beautiful baskets have been woven by housekeepers KP Basimane and Ester Saokwa, among other staff members. They use leaves from  palm trees… Read more »