Botswana Premier Predator and Elephants Photo Safari with Art Wolfe
September 7 - September 16
This is a land unlike anything else in Botswana, it is drier than the Delta, yet has large river courses unlike anything in the Kalahari. Mophane bush land, riverine woodland, and marshland, punctuated by towering sandstone cliffs, basalt formations and unusually shaped kopjes – making for truly breath taking scenery.
It is not uncommon to find leopard reclining in one of the large nearby trees, which makes this area one of the best Predator viewings especially in winter months. The soft rays of the winter sun makes a lion, leopard and cheetah really glow. As usual, the cheetah are found on the open areas, allowing for easy, close up viewing. Water is starting to become a premium and it is not uncommon to find elephants digging in the riverbeds for water, which lies just below the surface.
At the waterholes, doves and guinea fowl come down each day to drink. This attracts birds of prey and gabar goshawk and tawny eagles are commonly seen. With the birth of giraffe in May, there are always a few deaths- this always attracts black backed jackal, spotted hyena, white backed vulture, lappet-faced vulture and even cape vultures. The water bath in camp is a hive of birding activity and offers probably the most comfortable bird photography ever from the lounge, 3m away!