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…

Delta Birding Safari at Xobega Island Camp

Many avid birders will tell you about their favourite places for bird watching, where to find certain species, what time of year to go to which destination, and the moments they’ve spotted ‘lifers’. Most birders will tell you that the Okavango Delta is one of the best locations for birding in Southern Africa. Botswana’s treasured…

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…

Dagha Boys in the Delta at Xobega Island Camp

Buffalo bulls that group together are commonly known as dagha boys, which originates from their habit of rolling in mud – ‘dagha’ is the word for mud in Zulu, therefore, giving them this apt nickname! In the Delta, buffaloes are in heaven where they have abounding grass plains to graze on and many waterways and…

Okavango Delta’s Unique Red Lechwe Antelope

The red lechwe is a water-loving antelope, uniquely adapted to living in wetland areas like the Okavango Delta. Their powerful hind legs and thick, oily fur makes them especially adapted to leaping through water and marshy areas. At Xobega Island Camp, a herd of red lechwe was seen grazing near the muddy puddles of a…

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…

Grazing impala dwarfed by a deceased leadwood tree

Week in Pictures: Celebrating the Earth

It’s International Earth Day today, giving us even more of an excuse to brag about our fantastic week in the natural world of Safari! From the Greater Kruger Park to Botswana’s epic Chobe Riverfront, we’ve received a photographic overload of wildlife evidence from this week’s game drives. These sublime wild regions are protected areas, dedicated to…