Ker Downey Botswana

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Kanana guests have experienced some dramatic and exciting wild dog sightings over the last few days, from  dogs chasing a honey badger to elephants chasing the dogs! This very morning, whilst enjoying freshly brewed coffee and a scrumptious breakfast, the camp guides noticed several wild dogs pursuing a female kudu through the camp, before diverting their… Read more »

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The African bush never ceases to amaze even the most seasoned traveller or guide. At any moment a seemingly relaxed sighting can instantly become dramatic and an often unique scene. On an evening game drive within the Kanana concession part of the Okavango Delta, guides spotted a pride of lions lazing away the last vestiges of… Read more »

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Following the dramatic events surrounding the arrival of four male lions to the Shinde concession and the ousting of the incumbent pair, much interest has been shown in the wellbeing of the pride and the offspring of this coalition, which resulted in eight cubs. Senior guide OP updated us on a recent surprise discovery in… Read more »

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The Shinde concession continues to provide jaw dropping sightings of lions. Following another night filled with the roars, known and never forgotten by anyone which has been fortunate enough to hear the call of the African king, we embarked on a game drive to look for the lions responsible for the noisy night. The only… Read more »

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April was an eventful month at Kanana! The appearance of three lionesses accompanied by nine cubs of roughly eight months old caused much excitement for everyone! The following update and stunning photos by Aubrey Malekane, one of Kanana’s experienced guides, describe the drama that unfolded in the weeks following their first appearance. It was in… Read more »

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Shinde Pride’s Coalition In early 2013, the Shinde concession lion population was thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a coalition of four male lions. The following months has seen some incredible and often traumatic events for the lions and people alike, and provided a fascinating insight into the dynamics of lion social organisation and… Read more »