Travel Blogs from Camp O, Botswana

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Christmas at Camp Okavango, Camp O, Botswana travel blog

Christmas at Camp Okavango

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... a blast. After relaxing by the pool all day I decided to go on a sunset boat ride for my afternoon activity. We departed Camp O and went hunting for hippos. Luckily they were hanging out in a near by hippo pool and were not camera shy. Right at ...

Shambles In the Okavango Delta, bush camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana travel blog

Shambles In the Okavango Delta

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... people of the polers’ group turned up, we played some UNO and sat down to lunch around midday. The polers apologised for camp not being ready due the mix up in days, though if they thought we were coming yesterday then the camp should’ve been ...

Birthday Adventure 2012 - Chapter 6, Linyanti Camp, Botswana travel blog

Birthday Adventure 2012 - Chapter 6

A travel blog entry by gflacke

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Linyanti Camp, Chobe National Park, Botswana (May 11-13) All through the night there was a cacophony of interesting and exciting animal noises that kept us from sleeping soundly.   I think Juliette and Steve also had a difficult time sleeping ...

Day 14 - Leaving Namibia, Delta Base Camp, Botswana travel blog

Day 14 - Leaving Namibia

A travel blog entry by aporter

... good as watching any rival NFL game back home. With victory claimed by New Zealand's All Blacks, we boarded Ella and head off to Botswana. It was an intense day of driving for our man, Walt. Time had been cut tight with the match and we had 4x4 ...

Linyanti Reserve, Zibalianja Camp, Botswana travel blog

Linyanti Reserve

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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We stayed in a small tented camp in the Linyanti Reserve. Like all the camps we got in a night drive the first day, two drives the second day, and than one drive the last morning before moving on to our next camp via small ...

Across The Caprivi, Camp Kwando, Namibia travel blog

Across The Caprivi

A travel blog entry by emmaw

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... again and overtook them, we played Queens ‘We Are The Champions’ over the radio – well, we thought it was funny!! Camp Kwando is a very beautiful lodge – it’s a shame we are camping! We went to the bar when we arrived and ...

Sometimes you go to the elephants - other times..., 4th Bridge Camp, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Sometimes you go to the elephants - other times...

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

... giraffe and another group of elephants a few miles down the trail. This herd of elephants was much more skittish than the ones near our camp. Even though we stayed well away from them, a mile or more, Alwyn could tell that they were aware of us and ...

Really in the bush now, Kwai river camp, Botswana travel blog

Really in the bush now

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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... some bricks in the water for our fording convenience..We have video.. Finally arrive at Kwai Gate cross the new log bridge and head into camp worn out and tired from the effort... showered and fed we settle down next a fire.. it was now dark and as I ...

Morning Game Drive - Our First Pride, Moremi Game Reserve - 4th Bridge Camp, Botswana travel blog

Morning Game Drive - Our First Pride

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

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... to head back to camp for lunch and siesta. Alwyn called into camp with "Barnes, Barnes, Barnes" on the radio (Barnes is our camp manager) and a "ten minute warning" (to which I automatically add "mic check, please", but that's my own problem). When we ...

The Okavango Delta, Umvuvu Camp, Botswana travel blog

The Okavango Delta

A travel blog entry by bat1chief.cj

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The Okavango Delta   We crossed the border into Botswana and headed to the Okavango Delta. The river formed a shallow delta in the South central part of the African continent as water spread into the sand of the desert.  We were told the people ...

Botswana Safari - Duma Tau Camp, Duma Tau Wilderness Camp, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Safari - Duma Tau Camp

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... time we cross it. I have visions of being a byline in the newspaper... “TOURISTS KILLED IN BOTSWANA. Today a safari jeep from Duma Tau wilderness camp with 6 aboard, including a guide, a husband and wife from California and a mother, daughter and ...

Botswana Safari - Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Camp, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Safari - Duba Plains Camp

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... Botswana from Cape Town and it was very chilly. (Up until this point, we had been baking in the very hot Botswana weather which often reached 90. As a result, temperatures in the 40s was ffffricken ffffreeeezzzzing!) Fortunately, Mom brought an extra ...

Botswana Safari – Little Vumbura, Little Vumbura Camp, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Safari – Little Vumbura

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... Anyway, just as I arrived, Mom and Michele (who appeared to be onto their third vodka and OJ) were learning how to toast Botswana style.  Rather than say “cheers” or “bottoms up”, the folks in Botsawana say ...

Nata to Bush Camp, Bush Camp, Botswana travel blog

Nata to Bush Camp

A travel blog entry by miguel.ta

189km, ave 26.95km/h, total ride time 07:00, total time 9:29 Another long day ahead, and Shona and I had joined the same group we had been with the previous two days. The change in direction towards the west we hoped for a tailwind and got it. I broke a ...

Maun to Bush Camp, Bush Camp, Botswana travel blog

Maun to Bush Camp

A travel blog entry by miguel.ta

... . After lunch we made our way to a coke stop (that had no coke left) and found about half the tour lying (literally) around, so we joined them. Eventually we made our way to camp and Shona took the lunch truck, she has decided to ride +/- 100km per ...

Kasane to Bush Camp, Bush Camp, Botswana travel blog

Kasane to Bush Camp

A travel blog entry by miguel.ta

... about 50m away from us. At sunset in the camp we had an elephant bull walk past the camp, that was the quietest I have heard the camp after 3 months on the road. Another great day and I speak for myself but I am sure the others feel the same, today was ...

Augrabies to Nossob,  Nossob Camp], Botswana travel blog

Augrabies to Nossob

A travel blog entry by rgurney

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... at Twee Rivieren where we had to go through SA border formalities and police check on the vehicles, then through Botswana border formalities and finally registration to enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. As we arrived at midday with the temperature ...

Day 2 – Matshatu Safari, Travel To Mashatu Main Camp, Botswana travel blog

Day 2 – Matshatu Safari

A travel blog entry by sueandrenze

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... www.gregdutoit.com/ He goes out with them and gives them hints on taking wildlife photos and then they discuss the techniques back in camp. Really nice guy and quite happy to talk to amateurs like me as well. A typical day while at Mashatu is as follows: ...

Final Pangolin boat trip, then off to Savuti, Savuti Camp, Botswana travel blog

Final Pangolin boat trip, then off to Savuti

A travel blog entry by larryrox2

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... in flight. So we moved on to scanning the bank for other wildlife.  We found a few impala and some baboons on the Botswana side of the bank and one of the baboons was prone to posing.  We found a couple of cooperative hippos who provided some ...

Our Adventure Begins – First Day of Safari, Travel To Mashatu Main Camp, Botswana travel blog

Our Adventure Begins – First Day of Safari

A travel blog entry by sueandrenze

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... , Kenosi who was to be our guide for our stay at the Main Camp at Matshatu Safari Park. We crossed from South Africa to Botswana by driving through the Limopo River which luckily was fairly dry. The park is right on the border adjacent to the river and ...

Savuti Day 3, Savuti Camp, Botswana travel blog

Savuti Day 3

A travel blog entry by larryrox2

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... time and took off in the Toyota Land Cruiser game viewer vehicle at 6:30am.  Traveling along the (semi-) dry riverbed near camp, we encountered some open-bill storks.  Not far up the road (yet another "sandy path"), we found Yellow-Bill ...

Nossob Day three,  Nossob Camp , Botswana travel blog

Nossob Day three

A travel blog entry by rgurney

... and the occasional acacia. With light sandy colour valleys in between the dunes. Tomorrow we head east across the Kgalagadi in Botswana to the Mabuasehube Pan camp. It should be a long day with 200km of driving to do, which should take about 6 ...

ELEPHANT HEMORRHOIDS, Baine's Camp, Botswana travel blog

ELEPHANT HEMORRHOIDS

A travel blog entry by garynbrown

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... agitated as he was, I told Jonathan it had to be something more serious, like elephant hemorrhoids. One morning while at Baines Camp, we had an "elephant interaction" experience.  This is an organized event for which we paid extra. A guy named Doug ...

The elusive leopard, Lebala Camp, Botswana travel blog

The elusive leopard

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... up, then had breakfast. Siesta time was spent reading, journaling, napping. After tea time, we went out again. Shortly after leaving camp, we picked up another couple, who joined us for the afternoon. We began by going to find the wild dogs - they ...

Final Day in Moremi and First Day in Shindi, Shinde Camp, Botswana travel blog

Final Day in Moremi and First Day in Shindi

A travel blog entry by larryrox2

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... nbsp; The fire consumed quite a bit of the "concession" (i.e. the area that Ker & Downey leases from the Botswana government to run their camp operation on) before it was contained. The fire burned half-way into the mowed section of the field before ...

WHAT’S FOR DINNER? NOT ME., Chief's Camp, Botswana travel blog

WHAT’S FOR DINNER? NOT ME.

A travel blog entry by garynbrown

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... . After a short jeep ride, we arrived at our destination around noon. We were at Chief's Camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The camp has a 24-person capacity and it was a few short of being full. We take off this afternoon in a “Landie” ...

Savuti Day 2 and the Lion Kill, Savuti Camp, Botswana travel blog

Savuti Day 2 and the Lion Kill

A travel blog entry by larryrox2

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... dark as the park rules require everyone without special permits to be off the park roads by 6:30pm. If you choose to camp in the cold of a Botswana winter, having someone stoke a roaring fire when you return to camp, put warm water in a wash basin, cook ...

Wow - camping under the stars - 5 stars, Xakanaxa Camp, Botswana travel blog

Wow - camping under the stars - 5 stars

A travel blog entry by possnmark

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... to Xakanaxa (pronounced Kakanaka) It was about a twelve seater light plane and we shared with a family of Spaniards to Xakanaxa Camp our final destination. We narrowly missed a herd of impala on the runway, which the next flight did collect making a ...

WOW - we're here!!!, Camp Moremi, Botswana travel blog

WOW - we're here!!!

A travel blog entry by randyluke

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... minutes and lots of pointing before we are able to see the animals - especially the smaller ones. The scariest moment at Camp Moremi occurred while watching a troop of baboons and our driver spotted a pair of mating Black Mambas ...

Linyanti Camp, Linyanti Discoverer Camp, Botswana travel blog

Linyanti Camp

A travel blog entry by kohnhen

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... uncontested until sometime during the late 1900s. Eventually, unbiased judges from the UN were called in to decide ownership, granting it to Botswana after measuring the river depth on both sides. Now the history lesson is over.       ...

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