In late April to early May 2012, we traveled to Botswana for 12 days’ safari in the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta. We saw very different landscapes from previous safaris and many animals we had never seen before, like Honey Badgers. Of course we saw “old-standbys” like lions, leopards, elephants, warthogs, etc. Botswana is one of the more peaceful, developed countries they had visited in Africa. Our guides, lodgings and food were the best we’d experienced.
Honey Badgers and Bat-Eared Foxes: Seeing--sometimes in multiple viewings--African Wild Dogs, Tsessebes, Red Lechwe, Roan Antelopes, Honey Badgers, Bat-Eared Foxes, Black-Backed Jackals and two kills made this Botswana trip unique. One animal that Rick and Wendy had...read more
Botswana Has a Unique Combination of Topology: Desert, Salt Pans, Savannah, and Okovango Delta. When most people envision safaris, what they probably are thinking of are animals on broad, open, mostly flat savannahs or grasslands, with the occasional low bushes or...read more
The "Big Five" are the African animals that are reputedly the most dangerously unpredictable: Cape Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Lions and Leopards. However, Hippos--which are grass-eaters--kill more people annually than the Big Five combined. They are huge, very...read more
Maybe the U.S. has as many different varieties of birds as Africa does but the ones typically in urban, suburban and even typical rural areas don’t seem nearly as colorful and diverse as the birds in Africa. Botswana alone has over 600 species. Below is just some of...read more
It is always challenging to coordinate two people flying from different places to then fly to a third, but imagine doing that in Africa! After a week of visiting and working in Nairobi with friends and colleagues from the TechnoServe Kenya office, Wendy flew to...read more