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Roughing it around Botswana with Moses and Joster from Unlimited tours and safari.


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Africalover

Because of ST I got to know Unlimited Tours and Safari. The Company imediately got my attention. I went on safari with them i Feb. just arrived back a few days ago. That turned out to be one of the best safaris I ever had. Thanks to Owner and leadguide Moses and upcomming guide Joster I had an unforgetable bushexperience. Not only in terms of sightings and there bush skills - they are simply fantastic companionship. I've got new friends.

 

More to come....

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Photos... ;)

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Fantastic, Back so soon!! That went quickly.

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@@Geoff - safaris allways ends too soon. I will keep on the TR soon.

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Looking forward to reading this TR. Glad you had such a good time

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Moremi was first stop on my Botswana trip - 4 nights Xini lagoon. wonderful place. We almost got Moremi to ourselves - green season. Hardly met other people. Never shared a sighting with other people. Moses and Joster constantly reading the tracks and listning to the bush sounds on gamedrives to enhance our chances of finding the predators.

One night we heard 2 male lions roaring - 3-4 km away. Moses found them the next day. Joster saw a very shy cheetah on a kill 200m away, in the grass - I only saw the ears of a very shy cheetah with my binos.. These guys have incredible eyes. Many areas in Moremi was very quiet - others more productive. We saw lions, cheetah, hyena, wilddog and the usual suspects. We had a lot of fantastic elephant sightings, in Khwai as well. Botswana is perhaps facing a drought - in 17 days only 3 days with little rain. Which had concequences for our gameviewing in Central Kalahari - more later. We had a great time in Moremi, little did we know that Khwai community area turned out to be better - more later.

 

 

 

To be continued..........

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Some good action captured in the zebra fight image.

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Brings back memories, same start location on our first mobile. Like the pics of the ellies and chetah.

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@@Africalover Did you take pictures of the camp set up and vehicles?

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@@Africalover Did you take pictures of the camp set up and vehicles?

 

I am pretty sure I did post some pictures of our trip with Moses sometime last year...

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@ Game Warden - yes more photos to come ;-)

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Great shots! Looking forward to more; and I also would love to see the camp set up.

 

Those zebras, wow.

I've never captured action. Just not quick enough, or camera savvy I 'spose.

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@@Africalover - thanks for sharing this. So happy that you had a great time with Moses and Joster. Yes, their eyesight is in a different league from us "normal" people, I had the same experience with Moses seeing a cheetah several hundred meters away and I could not even find it with my binoculars. Yes, Joster is definitely a promising up and coming guide, we are training him and he is preparing for his guide exam. He has bushman skills as well so a really interesting guy to listen to.

 

Look forward to seeing more photos from you and hope you got some good camp and vehicle pictures that you can share. Somehow we never manage to get any good pictures of camp, so a little help would be great!

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@@Africalover super zebra shot. those two were baring their teeth. were they seriously fighting or play fighting?

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Great photos! I particularly like the first cheetah shot; such an aura of mystery when partially obscured by the grass.

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Thanks everybody for your kind Words. @@Kitsafari - zebras were only playing.

 

Photos from camp Xini. Moremi.

 

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We had several great elephant encounters in Moremi as well in Khwai. We had one female elephant charging the car, but stumbled in a hole a few meters away from the car - quite funny. No Photos. One day in Moremi while we had lunch, we saw voltures in the distant decending. We found the crimescene and while watching the feeding frenzy, lions pop up from different places, only to discover that it was a dead hyena, which is not on their menu.

On our way to khwai we suddenly impalas running and after a while we had a brief glims of a pack of wilddog.

 

Next Khwai community area.....

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First day in Khwai community area.

 

We were almost alone there, and only shared sightings a few times. First we found two male lions and then Moses showed his tracking skills. Moses is constantly reading the tracks on the road and stops - leopard tracks and not only one he says. He scan the area, as he often does and 200 m away he finds a kill in a tree. I could hardly see it with my binos. We off-road into the tree and found a female leopard with one cub or so we thought. they were feeding on a impala kill with a hyena lurking around. We were all alone and stayed with them morning and afternoon. Spectacular :)

More to come...

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More Photos from the first day in Khwai.

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@@Africalover - love those leopard photos, such beautiful animals. What a way to spend a day! Thanks a lot for sharing, made this morning coffee even more enjoyable :)

 

Thanks for sharing the campsite pictures as well. This is our participation camping set up, which really gives you a great home in the bush. In our full service camp we also add en-suite shower and toilets, different beds, bigger gazebo and a few other comfort improvements. I will get the boys in Maun to get some pictures of that as well.

 

Look forward to the rest of your trip report, boating into the Delta, a dry Kalahari and then Nxai Pan!

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More photos from first day in Khwai. Leopard cub feeding in the tree. Bull elephants fighting for real and hundreds of elephants. Fantastic day.

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Excellent leopard sighting.

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