• I don't think words can describe how it feels to watch the water creeps along the channels and fill the floodplains... We spent the whole day (13th of March 2018) watching its progress, followed by hundreds of egrets and herons feasting on the insects pushed away by the water.

    And the next day when we woke up, the flood plains in front of Jumbo Junction were full with water and it was time to take the mokoros out...

    Here is a time-lapse video of the flood...

    When the flood reached us...

    Foggy morning above the floodplains

    When the flood reached us...

    When the flood is here...

    When the flood reached us...

    Getting back to Jumbo Junction on a mokoro

    When the flood reached us...

    Jumbo Junction tented camp

    When the flood reached us...

    Enjoying the view!!

    When the flood reached us...

    Sunrise from the lapa


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  • What a treat to see a pack if these stunning predators!

    Wild dogs on a kill

    Wild dogs on a kill

    Wild dogs on a kill

    Wild dogs on a kill

    Wild dogs on a kill

    Wild dogs on a kill


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  • A visit in the delta would not be complete without the lions, so here they are!

    Lions of the delta

    Stout & Wetu

    Lions of the delta

    Lentswe

    Lions of the delta

    Wetu

    Lions of the delta

    A small cat following a big one...

    Lions of the delta

    Lentswe with an easy prey...

    Lions of the delta

    Yummy!

    Lions of the delta

    If a look could kill...

    Lions of the delta

    Mating pair, Lentswe & Shitatiya

    Lions of the delta

    Lions of the delta

    Lions of the delta

    Stout & Shishatiya

    Lions of the delta

    A tired male

    Lions of the delta

     


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  • The Okavango delta is a place steaming with wildlife no matter what season you visit. It is a truly magical place and getting to spend 3 months there and watch the flood come in was a  once in a lifetime experience...

    Delta wildlife

    Juvenile carmine bee-eater

    Delta life style

    One of the numerous pans

    Delta life style

    Endangered wattle cranes

    Delta life style

    African skimmers

    Delta life style

    Sunrise over the mist

    Delta life style

    Delta life style

    Flame lily


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  • At the north west of Maun lays the Mababe depression. The are used to be covered by   a lake a very long time ago, and due to its soil with a very high clay content, the area still fills up with a lot of water after the rains making driving there almost impossible. But fortunately, in Dec 217 when we were there, the rains hadn't really started and it been a dry week, so we managed to dry almost everywhere without getting stuck in the mud!

    It is an ideal placet to observe water birds and large herds of buffaloes. Lions, wild dogs and other large predators also roam free in the area.

    Mababe depression and Magothlo Lodge

    Hippos in the Khwai river

    Mababe depression and Magothlo Lodge

    Herd of red leeches on the banks of the Khwai river

    Mababe depression area

    Squacco heron on the hunt

    Mababe depression area

    Waterbuck portrait

    Mababe depression area

    Storm over the Khwai river

    Mababe depression area

    Night heron

    Mababe depression area

    Malachite kingfisher

    Mababe depression area

    Wood sandpiper

    Mababe depression area

    Yellow-billed kites (they were there by the hundreds!!)

    Mababe depression area

    Pied kingfisher

    Mababe depression area

    Khwai river

    Mababe depression area

    Hottentot teals

    Mababe depression area

    Grey heron

    Mababe depression area

    African darter drying its wings

    Mababe depression area

    Taking care of an itch

    Mababe depression area

    Pair of female knob-billed ducks

    Mababe depression area

    Monitor lizard

    Mababe depression area

    Sacred ibis

    Mababe depression area

    Great egret

    Mababe depression area

    Openbill

    Mababe depression area

    African fish eagle 

    Mababe depression area

    Black-headed heron

    Mababe depression area

    Male knob-bill duck

    Mababe depression area

    Group of white-face whistling ducks


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