Traverse African Horizons

World Cheetah Day

Today is world cheetah day, and as this is a cat very close to my heart, I thought I would share a bit of information about this amazing predator, as well as the immense challenges that the species currently faces. Cheetahs once ranged across the entire African continent, except for the Congo Basin, and into…
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4th December 2017 0

It’s all happening at Duma Tau

Last week I spent a night at the beautiful Duma Tau camp in Nothern Botswana. The camp is situated on the banks of the Linyanti river, looking out onto a mass of water and floodplains that stretch into the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. One of the unique aspects of the camp is the large star…
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29th August 2017 0

Safari in Savuti

Last week I was lucky enough to spend 3 nights at Savuti Bush Camp in Botswana. I haven’t spent much time at the camp this year, and walking out front to the main area, I was happily surprised to see water in the channel. This time last year the channel was dry in front of…
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14th August 2017 0

Lessons at Little Tubu

Little Tubu will always have a special place in my heart as I was lucky enough to watch it develop as it was built. It is a secret gem of the delta, and it is as exclusive as it gets, being only 3 tents with a beautiful dining area that overlooks a floodplain dotted with…
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19th July 2017 0

In Oar of the Okavango

Drifting along the silent water, I use the oar to adjust my direction as we make our way along a narrow hippo path flanked by reed and sedge grass. Listening to the sounds of pied kingfishers chittering in a nearby tree, the call of a fish eagle from a distant island and the faint sound…
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11th July 2017 0

Excitement at Seba Camp

My Monday afternoon ended in Seba camp, a camp located in the Abu concession on the western side of the Okavango delta. Seba is a beautifully situated camp looking out onto a lagoon, and one of the few camps where one can sit on the ground around a camp fire at night (oppose to a…
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21st June 2017 0

Always be ready when on Safari, Xigera Camp

I recently spent an evening at one of the camps in the Okavango Delta that I have a real soft spot for. As a youngster I was fortunate enough to spend many holidays visiting, and I have some incredible memories from learning to pole a mokoro (dugout canoe) in the channel in front of the…
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13th June 2017 0

The Journey Begins…

The 1st of June is here already, and today I will be returning to Botswana for the next 3 months to fly for the busy season! From May through to August Maun airport becomes a hive of activity with all the many tourists flowing in and out through this gateway to the Okavango Delta and…
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1st June 2017 0