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One of the notorious duba boys

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@@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

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There are some fabulous images here. I visited Duba Plains in August 2009. Russel Freidman was there. My guide at the time was named Spike. Spent 3 nights but no kills. The herds were in evidence and we did see an unsuccesful hunt. Would love to revisit when funds permit however I understand that it is now under the management of Great Plains instead of Wilderness Safari's.

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madaboutcheetah

@@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not ......... Any one in touch? @@Jochen ?

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Here is Spike last year driving the then brand new raised Landcruiser called the swamp vehicle:

 

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My favorite picture of the Lioness Ma di Tau's three cubs waiting for their mother. We spend a truly memorable afternoon with them in one of the most stunning parts of the concession, and it remains a cherished memory of Duba.

 

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Three Carmine bee eaters watching over the cubs:

 

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@@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not ......... Any one in touch? @@Jochen ?

 

 

Hey Hari,

 

Haven't spoken to Johan in a while, but yesterday he tried to reach me on my cell phone. Unfortunately I didn't hear it as I wave been working in the garden the whole day. If I have time, I'll give him a call tonight.

 

Ciao,

 

J.

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madaboutcheetah

 

 

@@johan db hasn't updated this topic for almost a year: so who has been to Duba and can upload some recent images?

 

When i saw this thread when I clicked "New content" i was hoping Johan was back .......... Alas, not ......... Any one in touch? @@Jochen ?

 

 

Hey Hari,

 

Haven't spoken to Johan in a while, but yesterday he tried to reach me on my cell phone. Unfortunately I didn't hear it as I wave been working in the garden the whole day. If I have time, I'll give him a call tonight.

 

Ciao,

 

J.

 

 

Tell him I say hello!

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Tom Kellie

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~ AKR1

 

It's plain to see why you cherish the memory of this encounter.

Your photography is superb, bringing out the cubs' anticipation of their mother's return.

Until reading this topic tonight, I had no idea that Duba was in Botswana.

Safaritalk is a great educational resource.

Thank you for this image.

Tom K.

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madaboutcheetah

I wonder how the access conditions are at Duba now ...... given the dry cycle / low floods/ el Nino ........... Anyone been lately?

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I wonder how the access conditions are at Duba now ...... given the dry cycle / low floods/ el Nino ........... Anyone been lately?

 

@@madaboutcheetah

 

Hari,

Please add some of your recent trip pictures to this thread if you have time. Very few folks here appear to have been to Duba in the last couple of years.

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madaboutcheetah

Will do, @@AKR1 ....... away from home next two days! shall add when back.

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I was at Duba last week, will make a report and post some pictures here in due time.

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I was at Duba last week, will make a report and post some pictures here in due time.

 

 

~ @@Bush dog

 

That's very good news!

Thanks for letting us know.

Whenever it's convenient, please know that we'll be grateful for your Duba update.

Tom K.

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Here, by way of appetizers, some pictures taken last week. A separate report will follow.

 

The plains

 

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Buffaloes

 

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Hippo

 

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Elephants

 

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Warthog

 

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Reedbuck

 

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Tsessebe

 

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Lechwes

 

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@@Bush dog...Great! can hardly wait for more photos and an update on the lion prides. It is so green...have not been there at this time of the year.

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@@marg

 

Thanks a lot for your comments!

 

I had never been in Africa in March. It was my first green season safari.

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@ Bush Dog

Your pictures bring back wonderful memories of our green season Duba trip three years ago. It remains one of the most stunning concessions I have ever visited.

Look forward to your report.

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michael-ibk

Great stuff, Mike, hurry up with that report! :)

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madaboutcheetah

Hi Mike, a mock charge Ele - oh WOW ....... for a second I thought that was from Selinda/Kwando ...... I LOVED Duba and my time there - not to forget I think Great Plains Conservation sets the bar Really Really high .............

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Some last appetizers before the report!

 

Swainson's francolin

 

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Ground hornbill

 

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And last but not least, the Tsaro pride

 

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Mike,

 

The appetizers are tremendous. Stunning lion shots. I'm going for the full tasting menu with wine pairings!

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Excellent hippo action image and lovely ground hornbill pic.

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