Home for the Tswana people, who comprise aprrox 80% of the population.
The trip through Botswana from the Caprivi Strip was great. We came down into the Moremi Game Reserve and camped at Drotsky's Huts. We then moved on by road to the Okavango Delta and camped in the open for a week. We had Hyena's going through our camp one night and the daily trip out looking for game gave us everything from the Cape Hunting Dog where only 5,000 are believed to exist in the world, to lion, vervet monkeys, impala, crocodile, hippo, elephant and zebra. A huge variety of birdlife was also seen.
The camps were maintained by our guide Johann and his aids Mambo, Ninja and Revenge. Revenge was the cook, an appropriate name indicating that you should always be nice to her. Really though, she was great and always came up with something new for each meal. I don't really understand how she did that.
The water was still reasonably high and we had to do several water crossings. Luckily we didn't get stuck in any, although we did come across others who had.
The sighting of the Cape Hunting Dogs were one of the highlights. We had been following some tracks in the sand. Johann said that because of where the claws were, they could only be tracks of cheetah or dogs. We followed the tracks for some distance. On occassion we lost sight of the tracks and then would pick them up again until finally losing sight altogether. Then the dogs rocketted across the front of our four wheel drive in chase of an impala. Johann yelled to hang on and we were off chasing the dogs. We caught up to them when they had lost their prey. Two fine specimens.
Charley - 9 April
copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 rolling round - all rights reserved
This site is designed to work best using Microsoft Internet Explorer and is
also regularly tested using Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome
- rolling round does not support hunting for sport or whale hunting in any way -