Week in Pictures : Lions, Leopards and Everything in Between

Welcome to the “Week in Pictures”, a time to celebrate the events of the week. This week, across the board, we’ve seen a marked increase in big cat sightings. That’s not to say we haven’t enjoyed a wealth of other sightings such as plains game, pachyderms and rare creatures. Here’s the update and photos from the…

Tuskers Bush Camp: Sunsets and Skies

We’ve waxed lyrical about the sheer abundance of wildlife roaming throughout the Tuskers Bush Camp traverse. But there’s another dimension to going on safari in Botswana. Let’s not forget that while wildlife is the primary drawcard for visitors to Botswana, animals framed by blood orange sunsets and endless cornflower blue skies certainly amplifies their beauty. Tuskers Bush…

Leopard with Kill in Moremi Game Reserve

Leopards are elusive opportunistic predators which hunt in the dead of night and hide during daylight hours. They have excellent night vision and take down their prey by stalking and ambushing. During the day they sleep to conserve energy, much of which is used during hunting and patrolling territories. While out on game drive in the Moremi…

Birdwatching in Botswana: Greater Painted Snipe

The greater painted snipe is a fascinating and unusual species of wader occurring in the marshy wetlands of Botswana and elsewhere. It is not a commonly seen bird, so when guests at Tuskers Bush Camp caught these two males wading and feeding in a pan in the privately owned concession east of the Moremi Game…

All in a Game Drive at Tuskers Bush Camp

Even better than being located in one of Botswana’s best game viewing regions, is being located in a private concession spanning 365 000 hectares of mixed mopane woodland, tall mopane forests, kalahari acacia, and waterhole networks on the eastern border of Moremi Game Reserve. The wild, unfenced nature of Botswana’s national parks and game reserves…