Posted by & filed under Safari Stories, Solly (Okuti Guide).

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 »

Posted by & filed under Doctor (Kanana guide), Safari Stories.

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 »

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 Omphile Kaluluka (Specialist Guide).

I guess when the tough gets going exceptions can be made and sharing becomes caring in the bush. We left Footsteps camp for an afternoon game drive and we came across a hyena who looked extremely agitated as he was running around in circles in front of the game viewer. At first I thought it was… 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 »