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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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New-born elephant in the moments after birth

New-born elephant in the moments after birth

Guests at nThambo Tree Camp were lucky enough to watch a new-born elephant calf during its first hour of life recently; a sight one never expects to see – not even the rangers! Elephants are arguably the most fascinating creatures in Africa when it comes to family structure and herd dynamics. There is a purpose for everything, and there is…

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The Week in Pictures: The Ross Pride and a Pangolin

The Week in Pictures: The Ross Pride and a Pangolin

This week has been chock-a-block with wildlife sightings in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve…which means nothing’s changed! We, in our Cape Town office, get snippets of news from our Kruger camps about the lions walking through camp, a leopard at nThambo’s waterhole, elephants ambling up to the camp’s pool, and the notorious honey badger giving guests a show. It’s always…

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