Monthly Archives: April 2009

Crossing Bio-geographical Zones!

Laila has written about our crossing the Zambezi into Chobe and the profusion of wildlife and raptors we encountered on the way. The Zambezi is a broad, ill-defined ecological division zone separating the moimbo/mopane woodlands that begin in southern Tanzania and stretch almost uninterrupted across the vast countries of Zambia, Mozambique, southern Angola and into […]

Ten raptor kills within a day in the Kalahari

We set off from Maun for just a couple of days in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There is something magical about the name Kalahari and we had been advised to go there by a fellow raptor-enthusiast so we had high expectations. But it managed to exceed those expectations ten-fold. The first 40km consisted of […]

Wildlife Abounds in Botswana Salt Flats

Most of the drive to Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park was along a big main road and we were continually surprised at seeing elephants foraging by the roadside. Another surprise was driving up to a large Cobra sun-bathing in the middle of the road. It quickly disappeared into the undergrowth by the roadside. […]

Raptors, A Cute Mongoose, and An Angry Cobra

Our second day in Chobe we planned to drive towards the other end of the park, to the Savute area. It is a tough drive there, so we returned to town to refill on fuel and spent another night on the riverfront before starting to make our way to Savute the following morning. Our first […]

Eagles and Vultures Fill the Sky at Chobe National Park

We spent a night on the Zambezi near Livingstone in southern Zambia. Countries to the north and west of Zambia had received more rain than usual for this time of year and a lot of the rain was carried by tributaries into the Zambezi. The owners of the lodge where we set up camp claimed […]