As a new adventures begins, there will always be delays and frustrations. Just as we were about to start our new project our ‘Ark’ gave problems, after waiting for a few weeks for parts, we were packed and off we went, just to be delayed by more vehicle problems. Three days in the field and more parts arrived with a bush plane. After years in the Kalahari, dust and no water, now water crossings are also a daily routine. By now I know the under carriage of the Landy extremely well! The first 60 days we had probably 2 productive weeks out in the field. Very frustrating, but slowly we are getting into rhythm, vehicle is still not 100% but it’s behaving a lot better! Also the import of vehicles and all the little details that needs to be fine-tuned takes time! Africa! The sightings has also been quiet, seeing that the grass is still very high. But frequent wildog sightings. They are amazing animals and to see them a huge privilege. The Delta is diverse in every way and there is so much to photograph! Soon we will settle in and getting to know this wonderful waterway of Africa. We are still exploring all the different areas and corners of the Delta. Trying to find the most productive areas for photography and filming. Up to now ellies are plenty-full, seeing up to hundreds a day and they are everyday in our campsite.
Good afternoon everyone. We are slowly settling in the Okavango Delta. We will be based in and around the Moremi Game Reserve for our first part of our project. We also have put out 2 fantastic Photographic safaris on the Exclusive Chiefs Island. The award winning Chief’s Camp is located on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. This area is known as the ‘Predator Capital of Africa’ and is ideal for game viewing. The luxurious camp is ideal for an exciting Photographic Safari due to the vast numbers of animals that congregate all year round. Chief’s Island is one of the many islands created by the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta and is well-known for the finest game viewing in Southern Africa.
As the predator capital of the world, the game viewing is awe-inspiring. But apart from its predators, the Moremi is also renowned for its large concentrations of plains-game, elephant and buffalo.
You will also no doubt see giraffe, impala and zebra. Endangered wild dog also make this area their home. Several lion prides as well as genet cats and hyena also live in abundance here. Like the rest of the Okavango Delta, the area is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 500 species.
Let us know if you are interested and we will forward you more details.
19-23 November 2015
24-28 November 2015
We will start writing regular blogs once we settled into our new base camp.
Here an unlucky impala escapes 7 wild dogs, jumped in a pool and swam across, only to be stopped by angry hippos, tossed around, but the story has a happy ending! Hippo & Wild-dogs 0 Impala 1!