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Amazing safari

I am excited to share some amazing moments with you that we had on Delta to Vic Falls tour, it was a journey of a lifetime.

On day 1 of the tour we stayed at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and had our first game drive of the tour. On the drive we came close to a pair of white rhinos and they were not camera shy, we viewed them for a long time before they started to move off into the bushes. As we continued with our drive we saw a big herd of 50+ springbok and plenty of other antelope. On our way back to camp we came across a rhino wallowing in a mud pool. We were also lucky to spot some Crimson breasted shrikes which are seldom seen.

As we proceeded to the Okavango Delta the following day we had some excitement as we had an ostrich running alongside our red truck. The giant bird raced alongside our Safari Ferrari for almost 200 meters before turning away and ran off into the bush. Seeing this massive bird running at full speed was quite something!

Our stay in the Delta presented us with some more awesome game viewing, but this time we were on foot tracking the animals. On one of our walks we got as close to about fifty meters from a big bull elephant and later on we also saw a spotted Hyaena running away from a couple of wildebeests.

Day 7 and 8 in Moremi Game reserve proved to be the most exciting part of the trip as we had the opportunity to view a leopard close to the road in an Umbrella thorn tree. Other big cats we saw were a pride of Santawani lions and civit cat. I have been guiding for a couple of years and this was the first time for me to see a civit cat.

Chobe National Park also gave us wonderful sightings. We did an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River and we were stunned by the amount of elephants coming down to quench their thirst after the day’s heat. The wind down of the cruise was when another group in another boat signalled us to come over to them, we thought it was for “ellies” but it was not!
There was a leopard with 3 cubs hidden in a Wolly Caper-bush and they where surrounded by a herd of elephant. The leopard mother showed her bravery when she finally decided to start moving the cubs one by one to another bush which gave them more protection from the intruders.

I can truly say that I will remember this trip as one of the best!

Jerry's blog
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Delta to Victoria Falls

Africa, Botswana, South Africa | 17 days
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Mokoro safari - Botswana
A camping trip combining exciting wildlife encounters with a journey through amazingly varied parts of Southern Africa.

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