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Great green season Botswana report! If this is the green season, I wonder what the density of wildlife is during the peak season at these camps...

 

Great photography situations - the leopards, the lions, the elephants, fabulous scenery... What else can I say, except that this is one of those reports that I need to read properly (slowly) when I find the time. Thanks for sharing this amazing trip with us graceland!

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Great green season Botswana report! If this is the green season, I wonder what the density of wildlife is during the peak season at these camps...

 

Great photography situations - the leopards, the lions, the elephants, fabulous scenery... What else can I say, except that this is one of those reports that I need to read properly (slowly) when I find the time. Thanks for sharing this amazing trip with us graceland!

Hi @@FlyTraveler, I had not looked at this report in so long - it is nice that others have enjoyed it! GS was a total Star for Us. I can't imagine it being better.

 

Since this GS trip,we just returned from a hike in Ruaha....not as many game, but a different perspective on Safaris.(and I would repeat this also in GS - I think I just like green in my pics!)

I am going to practice my uploading skills once again before attempting this one. The beginning of THIS report was seriously difficult in that respect, and do not want a repeat!!

Meanwhile I am enjoying all the great Aug-Sept reports that are now posted!

 

Best.GL

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Great green season Botswana report! If this is the green season, I wonder what the density of wildlife is during the peak season at these camps...

 

Great photography situations - the leopards, the lions, the elephants, fabulous scenery... What else can I say, except that this is one of those reports that I need to read properly (slowly) when I find the time. Thanks for sharing this amazing trip with us graceland!

 

Hi @@FlyTraveler, I had not looked at this report in so long - it is nice that others have enjoyed it! GS was a total Star for Us. I can't imagine it being better.

 

Since this GS trip,we just returned from a hike in Ruaha....not as many game, but a different perspective on Safaris.(and I would repeat this also in GS - I think I just like green in my pics!)

I am going to practice my uploading skills once again before attempting this one. The beginning of THIS report was seriously difficult in that respect, and do not want a repeat!!

Meanwhile I am enjoying all the great Aug-Sept reports that are now posted!

 

Best.GL

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Tom Kellie

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~ Oh my, @@graceland!

 

Just when I thought I'd seen it all you nudge me towards something more charming yet.

 

I was teasing yesterday when I mentioned both ‘due diligence’ and ‘literature review’ as those are for serious business.

 

By contrast, safaris are fun, a way to be outside basking in the wonders of creation.

 

Nonetheless, I have been doing my homework, reading and rereading archived trip reports.

 

Those from several are nothing short of scintillating — @@Safaridude,@@twaffle, @@madaboutcheetah, @@TonyQ come to mind.

 

Yet it's yours that I like as like @@Kitsafari, you have a nonchalance about Africa's wildlife which I especially like.

 

For humor and fun, your erstwhile safari partner @@SafariChick and @@Game Warden keep me laughing.

 

From time to time one of your photos sneaks up on me and POOF!, I'm back in Africa for a few moments.

 

The image above caught me off-guard when I opened your “CATS, CATS & Wild Dogs” trip report.

 

The focus on the bright green foliage is just right. It pulls me in towards the resting cheetah yet maintains a certain respectful distance.

 

From my viewpoint, @@graceland, that's Top-of-the-line safari photography. I would aspire to eventually do likewise.

 

My first trip report will be written, starting this evening. Please know that your warm encouragement to a Safaritalk newbie who's greener than the foliage in your photo was invaluable inspiration in overcoming my feelings of inadequacy to the task.

 

I hope your husband will adapt the view that “Safari countries are more wonderful, the second time around...

 

With Much Appreciation,

 

Tom K.

 

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@@Tom K...you have made my day; well no my year! I do not think anyone has pasted any photo of mine ever...and I appreciate your always kind words to me. I do remember that trip report well; I had such a dastard of a time uploading photos and inserting them in the report. I was just going to GIVE UP and not continue; however our charming @@Game Warden and the MOST talented, helpful and patient @@twaffle walked me through it all.

It was a challenge for a newbie! I believe I even expressed that frustration in the first few pages.

 

That was 2012 I believe..more confident in my writing three years later; but the photos...still luck one day; and unfortunate, the next. ^_^ Oh dear.

 

However, my frame of mind is "I am in Africa, so let it be; Life is Amazing in the Bush; I am where I need to be." Laughter takes away the sting of a poor production day of photos. I remember when watching Malakia grabbing the impala for her four cubs this past safari in the Mara; everyone so thrilled to see....filming, snapping away.

My camera WENT black and I could not figure it out. Duh, Lens cap on. I just laughed....knowing @ Safarichick and @@Kitsafari were there filming away with theirs. Someone would capture the magic, but it was not me!

 

I am sure everyone here is looking so forward to your reports. You have your own sense of being in the moment; and I know you will give us moments where we are sitting right there beside you!

 

 

And fortunately the husband has taken me back since Botswana - Ruaha and Zimbabwe on walking safaris. Incredible. Now he's thinking of yet another; tossing names and places back and forth! He is hooked as well.

 

Have a great week, re-live those memories, jot them down - and share! We cannot wait!

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That's the best news, that your DH is hooked! What a salesgirl you are! :D

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That's the best news, that your DH is hooked! What a salesgirl you are! :D

I believe he is worried I might try to run away with a Massai Guide. So he must accompany me!

 

Or as I proposed to Serian...... Volunteer no less

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