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Kanana concession in the Okavango Delta is dominated by some of the “BIG TUSKERS”. These are the elephant bulls which roam the concession all year round. Once they leave the breeding herd, bull elephants spend their days in isolation or moving between small bachelor herds and as the water receeds and the temperatures sore, we… Read more »

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It was time to gather on the deck for high tea at Kanana, whilst sipping on an Arnold Palmer I noticed that giant cumulonimbus clouds had gathered in the distance, for what we hoped, was a signal of well-needed rain. A short drive had us arrive at the mokoro station, while Simon our guide loaded… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »