NEWS

September 9, 2019

Here is a selection of books that will give you a taste of Botswana in various forms; personal experiences from residents, researchers and guides who have all spent time in this semi-desert country.

  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Run [Peter Allison]

  • Cry of the Kalahari [Mark & Delia Owens]

  • Twenty Chickens for a Saddle [Robyn Scott]

  • The Lost World of the Kalahari - Laurens Van der Post

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [novels] Alexander McCall Smith

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Stories and Reflec...

August 5, 2019

  
Thank you for everything, the people in all the lodges were very professional and very kind. The brunch you organized at Vumbura for Yannick's birthday was a lovely surprise and a great set up.

We had a very nice stay overall.

Marie-Anne and Yannick

July 21, 2019

Feedback from some guests who just got home after a multi-region trip to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana;

The trip went like clockwork, [other then Air Namibia schedule change] and we arrived back in Salt Lake last Tuesday night. We had a wonderful time at each camp and country. The pictures say the rest...

This is a copy of an article, respectfully shared from the Daily Maverick [www.dailymaverick.co.za]

Botswana has lifted its ban on hunting based on five myths about that country’s elephant population. The decision has as much to do with Botswana’s upcoming elections and the rural vote as it does with conservation in general, and elephants in particular.

Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has just announcedthat “the government of Botswana has taken a decision to lift the hunting sus...

May 6, 2019

I have just returned from a fantastic mobile camping safari through the pristine wilderness of Botswana with 6 amazing ladies from Australia! 

Our small group journey started in Maun with a flight up to Moremi were we met up with our local guide and driver "KK”.

We boarded the safari vehicle brimming with anticipation of what the African bush had in store for our adventure and we went disappointed. From the magical flight over the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the remarkable game viewing around the enigmatic Savuti Chann...

Our trip was fantastic, We saw many more animals and birds that we could imagine!  I especially appreciated the fact that we saw so many different parts of Botswana and learned about the history and customs of the country, too. -- even if it meant long hours in the vehicle.  However, our Driver/guide made those long days quite enjoyable with stops and many, many sightings! 

The camping was a little more primitive than we thought, but every staff person did their best to make it easier for us.  We appreciated...

May 1, 2019

Minors younger than 18 Years, to/from South Africa:

  1. With both parents, if the minor’s surname is not the same as both parents, must hold an original or a copy of a birth certificate or a passport containing the details of the parents?

  2. With 1 parent, must hold an original or a copy of a birth certificate and a parental consent letter from the absent parent or legal guardian containing a copy of his/her passport or identity document and his/her contact details. Alternatively, the following will be required: 
     

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March 27, 2019

We know you will have a smartphone with you so why not consider having these apps to enhance your visit;

SASOL eBIRDS

FEATURES:

● Universal app (works on BOTH iPhone and iPad)

● Swipe to move to the next or previous species.

● 969 Species found in the Southern African region and includes images, distribution maps and text descriptions.

● Over 2800 photographs for 833 species (additional in-app purchase required).

● Audible calls for over 630 bird species

● A “Smart Search” that allows you to easily identify a bird using beak shape...

January 23, 2019

The intimate, tented retreat is located amid the shimmering grasslands of the Khwai Private Reserve, one of the best-managed concessions in the greater Okavango Delta. There’s something to see around every corner and a different activity to enjoy every day, from classic game drives to mokoro trips and boat safaris. And the best bit of all is that this iconic safari experience is its relatively affordable price. 

With only 8, Meru-style tents, The Jackal & Hide is an intimate camp with an emphasis on hospitality, comfort and...

January 2, 2019

"I could not think of a better way to end off the year than spending 4 nights in the pure wilderness that is the Okavango Delta."

I hosted a small group of travelers up to the northwestern sector to a remote region known as NG12, an enormous, 220,000-acre concession that’s a matrix of floodplains, woodlands and channels. Waterways snake across the landscape, spilling into glassy lagoons and encircling islands of stately palms and trumpeting elephant. It’s an iconic Delta landscape, and a magical environment in which to enjo...

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