Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Safari!

This I just found, thank you Sarah! 4 years later..but that's because I don't follow the blogs, travel reviews and so on as I should. Silly me.

I remember this sighting, and yes, it was just great! Patience and intuition rewarded for us. The lioness calling softly to her cubs, the cubs responding with tiny, soft 'mews'..and all in the track right with us.

Moremi has some wonderful experiences to offer you. So do many. many places on this planet.

Reviewed 10 Aug 2006 by Sarah Hanney

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?The most memorable experience was seeing six lion cubs suckling two lionesses right next to our safari jeep at dusk which was an amazing and we were very lucky to see thanks to an amazing guide in Moremi (Toff Hill from Delta Rain). There is no comparison to seeing these amazing animals close-up and will absolutely stay with me for the rest of my life. Not to forget however, an elephant choosing our tent to have a midnight snack over whilst we were inside listening to his digestive juices.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?My tips to other travellers is to take very warm clothing. The early morning safari in an open vehicle is freezing - fleeces and definitely a hat or balaclava. Less sun burn than wind burn!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Zambezi River, Mambova Rapids.

Islands in Africa - Impalila and Ntwala in the Zambezi, situated at the tip of the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Tranquil settings and an amazing birdlife. Tiger fishing is good at the moment, too.
Have been at the lodges here assisting with management for two months. Mid December, a safari starts, going to the Central Kalahari and Chobe National Parks. Visit Savuti - you have been there already? - ok, BUT have you been back since the Savuti Channel is flowing? It'sariver, not a stream and the marsh is already flooding. I expect that we will have more and more game remaining there throughout the year, with that the hope that lions, wilddogs, cheetah will also extend their stays in Savuti. It is a beautiful area to visit now, to see the change. Remember, its the first time since 1981 that the river is flowing again.