High Waters.

The water has arrived in the Delta and we are currently cut off from most of the islands where some of the prides are spending most of there time. The animals are spread out so sightings are extremely scarce. 2 Lion-sightings in a month only. What was nice is a few cheetah sightings and also a few leopard sightings, but very skittish. But our best sighting was 12 Lions that killed an elephant bull. It’s sad to see these giants perish, and always difficult to capture an image that doesn’t show the gruesome details. We spend a few days there and it took a week before everything was devoured by over a 1000 vultures, hyena, and jackal, and a leopard also popped in, but kept an eye on the whole situation from a distance. Our base gets also visited more often, even a leopard and lion roared past our tent. It’s so nice being surrounded by all these magnificent animals. We feel much safer here than in the cities, believe it or not!
Enjoy and see you soon.

Bushlife 101.

Good morning everyone, after our first month out in the field, were slowly settling in. After getting stuck in mud, water crossings, sand, punctures and and and… were getting to know the area well. Although we hear a lot of predator action, sometimes they are on islands not accessible for vehicles! Found leopards with cubs, lions roaring every night and beautiful cheetahs on the open plains close to Third Bridge. Hyenas in the camp and plenty of other game on the plains. Even saw a beautiful sable bull today and a 1000 buffalo cruising through our camp, the smell still lingers! LOL ! Were quickly re-supplying in Maun today and in 2 days I’m back in the bush! Its great to finally start to work on our project, after so many delays. Anyways, here is an aerial shot of our base.

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