Okavango Delta mokoro rides

Mokoro rides in the Okavango Delta I didn’t see him at first.  When our guide gently poled us backwards he pointed towards the long reeds we were floating next to.  He was no bigger than the end of my thumb, but this was apparently the chap that, along with his...

Chobe River Boat Safari

Boat safaris on the Chobe: The skipper slowly edged the boat closer to the shoreline. The baby elephant was having a whale of a time wallowing in the muddy edge of the waters. It squirmed and slipped and slid around, and you could swear you could see the grin all over...

Meet the Meerkats

Meet the Meerkats: I kept really still lounging nonchalantly on an unassuming-looking mound in the middle of nowhere in the Makgadikgadi Pans. I was thinking ‘Please like me, please like me’ as a few small noses poked out of the underground den. The meerkats seemed...

Okavango Delta Horse Riding

Okavango horseback experience: Several giraffes leaned their long necks forward and poked their noses out from behind a clump of tall palm trees. They are inquisitive animals and they had heard the movement of our small group of riders as we went past. We were riding...

A Boat Safari in the Okavango

Boating in the Delta: The focus of the Delta is the life-giving waters which the annual floods bring from the Angolan highlands. There are two ways to enjoy the delta region on the water – by mokoro (dugout canoe) and by motor boat. Seeing wildlife from the water is a...

Horseback Encounters

Elephant Encounters on a horseback safari Arriving at Mashatu Game Reserve in the north east corner of Botswana we met our guides, West and David. After being expertly matched up to our horses for the 8 day Tuli Safari, and a brief safety speech, the guides explained...