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The Week in Pictures: baby elephants and herds of buffalo

The Week in Pictures: baby elephants and herds of buffalo

The Kruger camps are full of guests having undeniable fun with the big game species keeping well within the area. Our unfenced camps in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp, are often visited by wandering elephants and the ever-present pair of honey badgers. Game drives are always exciting, whether there are sightings of the…

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A sneak preview of life on the Delta Belle

A sneak preview of life on the Delta Belle

A houseboat safari is quite unlike the experience to be had at permanent game lodges where the hours of game viewing and exploration are confined to morning and evening. Cruising down the world-famous Okavango River in simple style with only the familiar faces of your friends and family creates an experience to remember. The exclusive journey offers and unending tour…

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A Lioness Stalking Warthogs in the Okavango Panhandle

A Lioness Stalking Warthogs in the Okavango Panhandle

The long, green grass of the well-watered Okavango River Panhandle is ideal for hiding the slinking silhouette of a lioness huntress out on the prowl for her dinner. She drops low into the grass and tries to disguise her form and get as close as possible before charging out of the bush, targeting her prey. It is quite something to…

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Cruising through the Delta on a mokoro with Afrika Ecco

Cruising through the Delta on a mokoro with Afrika Ecco

What better way to experience the tranquility of the Okavango Delta than to sail between the reeds only feet from the surface of the water in a traditionally made dug-out canoe? When you embark on a safari holiday, one would hope for peace, seclusion, and a oneness with nature that can not be achieved anywhere else. Obviously, we would like…

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A hippo runs for cover along the banks of the Okavango

A hippo runs for cover along the banks of the Okavango

Cruising along the myriad of waterways that make up the Okavango Delta is one of the primary elements of Afrika Ecco Mobile Safaris. Keeping guests in touch with the natural beauty of Botswana, this safari operation is run  purely on mokoro, motorboat, and walking activities, while nights are spent in tents under the stars and meal are prepared and served…

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Elephants having a whale of a time in the Okavango

Elephants having a whale of a time in the Okavango

The earth’s largest land mammal is known throughout Africa as a lover of the water. Particularly, elephants in Botswana are known to spend a fair amount of time in the water, whether it be crossing wide Okavango waterways, or merely frolicking in the shallows as one big happy family. It is quite a sight to behold, as these great animals…

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Birds of the Okavango Panhandle

Birds of the Okavango Panhandle

The Okavango Delta Panhandle is home to such an array of colourful creatures, it’s hard to know which way to look! The Delta Belle Houseboat cruises through the area taking guests on a private tour of this magnificent region. These are some of the birds one will get to know in the epic Okavango… We know him as Zazu, Mufasa’s…

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Giant crocodiles of the Delta Panhandle

Giant crocodiles of the Delta Panhandle

The Okavango Panhandle feeds the widespread floodplains of the world-famous delta that reaches across the north-west of Botswana. Recently named a World Heritage Site, the Delta has been officially recognised as a wetland paradise housing a diversity of Africa’s wildest species. Water-loving wildlife and birdlife keep close all year round, thriving in the numerous waterways and vegetated islets of the…

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