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Jun 20, 2012 - Day 154 to 156 - Moremi Game Reserve...Our dirtiest day in Africa

We wanted to get on the road early so breakfast at Bimbo's allowed us to break camp in under an hour. We decided to take the off road route to Maun through Moremi game reserve instead of the more conventional way we'd done many times on the long straight Francistown road, made interesting only by the occasional donkey that refused to budge for oncoming traffic. Arriving at Savuti camp (still in Chobe National Park) in the late afternoon, the ranger at the camp gate advised us not to walk to the toilets under any circumstances. Having a...

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Jul 23, 2009 - Moremi Game Reserve

From Kasane, we drove through Chobe to get to the Moremi Game Reserve. The roads in the North of Chobe had been sandy, but we'd hardly ever needed 4-wheel drive. The road through Chobe was so sandy (the sand is deep and very fine) that we hardly ever dared take the truck out of 4-wheel drive. My favorite line from John's time at the wheel through the sand is "it's like driving in the future, you don't have to steer!" After reaching the Southern gate of Chobe, we were informed by the ranger that a bridge had gone out on the road we'd planned...

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Jan 26, 2008 - Camp Moremi

Sorry but you will notice that we haven't posted any photos - e-mail here in Zambia is very slow. Will try to post photos when we get to Jo'burg in a couple of days, but will give you the report on our other adventures while on safari. After a short plane ride on the LITTLE plane we arrived at Camp Moremi. It was quite interesting to see that our driver/guide had to clean the runway of Impala before our plane was able to take off again. This camp sports plenty of giraffes and zebras. First drive out we had cocktails at the hippo pool. Food...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Doing the Safari Thing....

Imagine this..... The sun has gone down and there is a distinct chill in the air in the Khwai Community, located just outside Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. We are driving down a dusty road with our lights off, listening only to the sounds of the bush. Dave astutely notices a pride of four lionesses hunting close to where we are. With our lights off, we listen as the dominant female leads the pride in a kill, narrowly missing an impala (small antelope). Soon after all the commotion, we are joined by an entourage of vehicles eager to see...

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Jul 14, 2007 - Day 17 -- Safari Day 5

Day 17 -- Saturday, July 14 -- Safari Day 5 MORE PHOTOS TO BE ADDED WHEN I RETURN HOME This morning, we packed our gear once again and loaded it onto the roof of the Land Rover. Our plan was to drive 120 km over dirt roads, mostly narrow, winding dirt roads. The advance literature for this trip described today as a "long and interesting drive". Well, it certainly lived up to that claim but in ways we hadn't imagined. I've developed a few habits for traveling here. Since we get up well before dawn, I lay out my clothes for the next day...

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Sep 29, 2006 - Moremi - lions, spare parts, heat and elephants (and some dust...)

Back to Moremi! Great to be back in Botswana, and while we were here, we decided to head back up to Maun and the Okavango Delta. Booked ourselves back into our old haunt of Xakanaxa Camp and enjoyed a few days of luxury with Bob and Flo. Wonderful to be back in the wildlife capital of the area. Spotted: lions, leopards, cheetah, elephant, zebra, wilder beast, giraffe, and a zillion antelope. Harry decided to take a break and so knackered his fuel pump..... He spent a week in the garage, and we spent some time on safari and lounging /...

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Sep 2, 2006 - Moremi Game Reserve

Driving in we saw tonnes of wildlife - fantastic! unfortunately, we're having issues uploading photos from this part of the trip, so hold tight and we'll update when we can - the wait will be worth it! While going into the bush shower, Ella spotted a large water monitor passing very close by - good thing he didn't seem to notice or mind while he was on his way into the water hole to have his own bath... We again were put to sleep by the hippo's wonderful song...

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Nov 29, 2005 - Maun and the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Livingston to Maun, Botswana. I caught a taxi and minibus to Kazungula at the Botswana border, a river crossing. I was one of the few tourists crossing to Botswana. There were a number of private vehicles waiting to clear their paperwork to cross the border. After the five minute ferry ride, I walked to the immigration station and was granted a visa (free). From the immigration station, I caught another minibus to Kasane and decided, based on looking at the map in LP, to walk to the airport. The road to the...

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Jul 8, 2005 - Botswana

left Zimbabwe on the 8th, passing by huge queues of people trying to buy bread, heading to Chobe National Park.... it's renowned for it's huge population of elephants which they're gonna start culling next year as they've knocked down too many trees. One baby elephant stepped in front of the jeep and kicked dirt at us and there was a small herd eating dinner at the local rubbish tip. From Chobe we headed for the Okavango Delta, bushcamping at the side of the road on the way. Heard many hyena and zebra during the night and was convinced I...

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Jun 30, 2005 - Botswana -- Chitabe Camp

Day 88 - Thur Jun 30 Tubu Tree Camp to Chitabe Camp (Chris) Back to the 'relaxed' 6am wake up! Today we took our last game drive at Tubu, which wasn't particularly eventful, at least in that it had no cats. Moa took it slow as usual (he tends to drive about 3 mph, which is probably good for not missing any game), and saw quite a few herbivores and birds. The main sightings were reedbuck, leaping impala, a honey badger and some bachelor elephants. I was really tired, to the point of having a hard time concentrating. They just don't give you...

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Mar 4, 2005 - Maun - Okavango Delta

We arrived at the mokoros (shallow dugout canoes about 11 ft long, 2 ft wide) and met our polers (the polers stand at the back of the boat and propel the boat by planting and pushing against a long pole). It was a relaxing 1hr ride to our campsite through shallow and narrow waterways. Along the way, we saw lillies, king fishers, and papyrus.

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