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Reflections of my time in the Kwando Concession (NG 14) over the years ....... Memories and a time for reflection!!!

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Now is as good a time as any to do this quick report:  reflection of all the good times in the Kwando concession - so, I will make 10 posts with 10 pictures each from over the years to portray why the concession is special to me!  (all photos in this brief report from only Lagoon and Lebala) 

 

Here's the first lot ........ 

muvumbi32.jpg (1 of 1).jpg The Incredible Spencer!!!

muvumbi31.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Mr Moe at Morning Tea Muvumbi Valley!!!

muvumbi1.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Sunset at Tsessebe Pan 

2015kwando10 (1 of 1).jpg Lagoon camp from the air

muvumbi55.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Guess who's waiting for arrivals today???

muvumbi6.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Hunting with the dogs, a Kwando ritual

2015kwando33 (1 of 1).jpg When the Pack was mighty - approx 30 Plus

2015kwando35 (1 of 1).jpg Watercut from the air

2015kwando13 (1 of 1).jpg On the Buffalo path!!

2015kwando58 (1 of 1).jpg The Incredible Kubu Pan from the air

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Set Two!!! 

2014LL2.jpg.jpg The iconic Dead Leadwood tree  Skimmer pan

 

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2014LL187.jpg.jpg My second Pangolin 2014

2014LL123.jpg.jpg Cheetah on demand!!!

2014LL451.jpg.jpg Crimson Breasted Shrike

2014LL467.jpg.jpgAh! The Boys!!!

june2016LL121.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Winter Magic

june2016LL37.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Let's go hunting!!!

june2016LL66.jpg (1 of 1).jpg They are cute too!!

june2016LL54.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Mr.Johnny Walker

june2016LL100.jpg (1 of 1).jpg The incredible Jane and her cubs!

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Set 3 ........ 

LKandlagoon143.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Early bird catches the fattest worm!

LKandlagoon150.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Patience pays!!! 

LKandlagoon208.jpg (1 of 1).jpg I dig silhouettes @wild dog pan.

 

LKandlagoon201.jpg (1 of 1).jpg  This is going way back in time .... 

LKandlagoon209.jpg (1 of 1).jpg Sable at the iconic Zebra pan

2017kwando260 (1 of 1).jpg Surprise Aardwolf while cheetah tracking

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2017kwando57 (1 of 1).jpg #flyeaglesfly

2017kwando265 (1 of 1).jpg Ah! the first rain!!!!

2017kwando218 (1 of 1).jpg Mating Waterbuck at Second Lagoon

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Next bunch...... 

2015kwando64 (1 of 1).jpg Magic!!!

2015kwando354 (1 of 1).jpg Drop the Pilot and his mate

2015kwando639 (1 of 1).jpg Carmine Colony - Kwena Lagoon

2015kwando695 (1 of 1).jpg The Mighty mighty Boys - 

2015kwando628 (1 of 1).jpg Surprise Sundowner guest @ Zebra Pan

2015kwando526 (1 of 1).jpg Puppies!!!!! 

2017kwando253 (1 of 1).jpg Who doesn't like bacon???

2017kwando313 (1 of 1).jpg yup a central marking post!

 

 

2017kwando131 (1 of 1).jpg Magic

2014LL415.jpg.jpgWapoka Power

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Bush dog

Hari, that's a great anthology work.

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Thanks a lot, Mike ...... Appreciate it!!!

 

Set 5 ........ 

2018splash92 (1 of 1).jpg The Brown Hyena Den at Lagoon

2018splash97 (1 of 1).jpg Never say Never!!!

2018splash78 (1 of 1).jpg Bateleur Eagles

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2019LL92 (1 of 1).jpg Current dominant Males at Lagoon

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Next set ...........

2019LL62 (1 of 1).jpg Old Gunn

2019LL65 (1 of 1).jpg Holy Pride

2014LL26.jpg.jpg Puppies from the 2014 Triple Den

2014LL70.jpg.jpg Wapoka

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2014LL118.jpg.jpg Tssesebe mud bathing

2014LL312.jpg.jpg Iconic Sundowner spot at Twin Pools

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Set 7 ........ 745386346_2020LL163(1of1).jpg.7964892035c4cc24ede1e2ebd43a785f.jpg

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wilddog

stunning as always Hari. Is that the 'Golden Pack'in post1? The Brown Hyena shots are lovely. Nice to see them in daylight 

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@wilddog - no not the golden pack ....  

 

in about 2013 4 orange coat male dogs took over the pack and subsequently the pack is more light coated ..... we thought the 4 males came from the extreme north in an area called Muvumbi.

 

However, the Nat geo series from a couple of years ago filmed in Savuti has a similar coated pack.... I bet they are related !!!! Show is called “savage season”  .... look for season 1 which was filmed in savuti....

 

the following season was filmed in Mombo and not nearly as good ....

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Safaridude

@madaboutcheetah

 

This is awesome!!!!!!!!  What a great idea.

 

From the mayor of Kwando, no less.  :D

 

 

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2 hours ago, Safaridude said:

@madaboutcheetah

 

This is awesome!!!!!!!!  What a great idea.

 

From the mayor of Kwando, no less.  :D

 

 

Governor of the Okavango😎. Great idea Hari. 

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Caracal

All are superb @madaboutcheetah but that Caracal .............WOW!

 

And what a great gathering of Eland.

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Hads

@madaboutcheetah wow what amazing photo's - the brown hyena pups are adorable.

Thanks for sharing :) 

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Zubbie15

Stunning photos @madaboutcheetah, you really sell the area well. They should give you a commission for any STers that book from now on! 

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Biko

Beautiful pictures, you are indeed a great ambassador for Kwando.

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skimmer

Hari, gorgeous photos and top sightings from Kwando's number one visitor. You are/were in good hands with Spencer and Moe. Kwando never fails to deliver.

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Africalover

Fantastic - during the years you have inspired me to visit Kwando, all though I normally do mobile camping.

Thanks.

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marg

@madaboutcheetah  Oh Hari.....these photos are wonderful!  And, we found out today that we are rebooked for next year!  Spencer requested!

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You guys are much too kind!!!  Thank you all for the appreciative comments ........ 

 

Thanks @Safaridude @AKR1 @Caracal @Hads @Zubbie15 @Biko @skimmer @Africalover and @marg

 

None of this would be possible without Spencer and Moeti and they are the big reason (only reason) to return ....... so, Many Many Thank You's ...... 

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Toto281.jpg.jpg The ever Photogenic Mr.Moe

Toto312.jpg.jpgWinter with the Wapoka

Magician.jpg.jpg The Magician

2014haris.camp2.jpg.jpg Classic lebala mid day parade

2014haris.mammals3.jpg.jpgThey can turn on their engines any minute!

2014haris.bigfive3.jpg.jpgWapoka

 

2014haris.landscape3.jpg.jpg Lechwe Corner - one of the best sundown spots

2014haris.bigfive1.jpg.jpgI don't recall this female leopard now!

 This is going back in time!!

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book2.jpg (1 of 1).jpg They were the best!!

 

The Boys of Lagoon!!!!

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Zim Girl

Fantastic pictures and a really good idea for a report!!

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gatoratlarge

WOWOWOW!  Such great sightings and photos!  Marvelous---no wonder you go back again and again!

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Peter Connan

Magnificent images and sightings!

 

 

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janzin

OMG what a fabulous set of images! I can't even name favorites, just fantastic each and every one. (Okay, Caracal! Aardvark! Brown Hyena! Amazing sunset silhouettes!) Great memories.

 

Thanks for making me miss Africa even more than I thought possible :lol:

 

 

 

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