Sunday, 27 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Bana Ba Letsatsi Children's home

We are very proud to support the Bana Ba Letsatsi Childrens Home in Maun.

For more information, or to help support them too - email

Bana Ba Letsatsi (Sunshine Children) based in Maun, Northern Botswana.  A centre that supports over 250 vulnerable, at-risk and orphaned children and youths. Bana Ba Letsatsi was registered as an NGO in 2004 and have grown every year since, offering more help to more children in need.

Our centre offers a place of safety for education and counselling, providing food, medical attention, clothes, showers, training, haircuts and meeting any other needs encountered by the children.

Amazing sightings in Botswana this month!

So many sightings in Botswana this month!

Wild dog pack spotted at Tuli 
Brown hyeana spotted at Haina Kalahari
3 newborn lion cubs born at Deception Valley
& 4 Cheetah in the Central Kalahari! 

What a stunning time to be on safari....

Photos taken this week :

"Is this close enough for you?  are you getting my good side?"

"If you aren't going to use that camera and come find me, I'll come to you!"

Elephants came in, inspected and wandered off, no one was harmed in any way!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

There is lots happening in Botswana in May...
Floodwaters from the Angolan highlands should reach the top of the Okavango Delta panhandle and begin their slow and deliberate progress through the Delta. The rains are over and the nights are cooler with temperatures averaging 15°C. The days are still warm with temperatures up to 35°C. Buffalo begin to group into large herds and visit the river areas more often as the seasonal pans begin to dry. Breeding herds of elephant increase in density daily as they visit the permanent waters. The vivid green bush starts fading to duller dry season colours and the predators begin to enjoy themselves as their colours blend in with their surroundings once again. The migratory birds begin their flights to winter-feeding and breeding grounds overseas.

Road Conditions at the moment....
The Maun to Moremi road past the Vetinerary fence and onto South Gate is very bumpy and corrugated so please drive carefully.  South Gate to Xakanaxa is mostly ok with a few puddles here and there.  In the Xakanaxa area the water is rising so be careful when driving around on the back roads.  Xakanaxa to Khwai, North Gate, is bumpy with some of the bigger holes filled with mud or water making some interesting driving. The new detour road around the water crossing is all dry. It is sign posted so one can't miss it.  Khwai to Savuti : The crossing in the village is dry. The big crossing is big and deep.  I used a different crossing and the water still came over my bull bar and nearly onto the bonnet on my Defender. It's possibly safer to head via South Gate. After the crossing the gravel road is fine to Mababe Gate. After Mababe Gate it is dusty in sections, but still manageable in 2 hrs.  Savuti to Kachikau is all fine. It's the normal bumpy sections with sandy patches.

New Flights from/to Maun in June!

SAA Airlink will be flying daily from South Africa to Maun from 15th June.  This will tie in with the earlier SAA flight from New York, allowing a days travel to the bush in Botswana!
 Air Botswana will also be opening it's daily Cape Town to Maun flights again from 1st June.

Tshima Bush Camp opens 1st June...
A new lodge along the Ghanzi Road, 26kms from Maun, will soon open it's luxury safari tent flaps to show a stunning and convenient location and great bird life along the river.. Amazing hosts Rienie & Michel provide some peace and quiet in the bush before the hustle and bustle of Maun...  P750 per tent per night Bed & Breakfast, definately worth a visit!

Photographic Safaris along the Chobe River...
There is nothing more rewarding than getting the shot you've only dreamed about and what a better location for it.  The Chobe River provides spectacular game viewing.  Our Photographic Safaris allow you to shoot off specialised boats, with free camera usage & tuition.  Day trips on a Unimog into the National Park also available... 

We wish you safe travels and a wonderful month...

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