Springboks at Haina Kalahari Lodge

The Week in Pictures: lion cubs and the Linyanti sunset

Black-chested snake eagle

A black-chested snake eagle takes off from its perch in the Savuti. (c) Kevin MacLaughlin

We’ve selected our camps in Botswana because of their pristine locations and excellent game activity. The Savuti is famous for its lions and elephants; the Linyanti is an undiscovered paradise, brimming with water-loving game; the Kalahari has a deserted beauty unmatched anywhere in the world; while the secluded north-western region of the Okavango Delta is a haven for birds and buffaloes.

This week we bring you some of the highlights from Haina Kalahari LodgeCamp Linyanti, Mapula Lodge, and Camp Savuti. A round-up of photos that so aptly capture the essence of these areas, offering a glimpse into the activity that took place this week.

Lion in the Kalahari

The king of beasts peers through the Kalahari bush near Haina Kalahari Lodge. (c) Em Gatland

Jackal in the Kalahari

A Kalahari natural, the black-backed jackal. Typically in the Kalahari, jackals and goshawks follow honey badgers hoping to grab a snack discarded by the badger. (c) Em Gatland

A clan of kudus gathers at the Haina Kalahari Lodge waterhole, their reflections filling the surface of the water. (c) Em Gatland

A clan of kudus gathers at the Haina Kalahari Lodge waterhole, their reflections filling the surface of the water. (c) Em Gatland

The iconic oryx - a striking image of the Kalahari desert. (c) Em Gatland

The iconic oryx – a striking image of the Kalahari desert. (c) Em Gatland

Elephant at Camp Linyanti

An elephant gives this baboon a stern warning with a quick shake of his head. Seen at Camp Linyanti. (c) Kevin MacLaughlin

Linyanti marsh sunset

Elephants on Linyanti marsh with the sun setting on the horizon. Camp Linyanti is an undiscovered gem. (c) Kevin MacLaughlin

You know you’ve hit the jackpot when your morning game drive involves a pride of lions and their cubs playing in the Savuti Marsh. Camp Savuti and its guests bumped into these cute cubs play-fighting in the water for everybody to see.

Lion cubs in the Savuti

(c) Kevin MacLaughlin

Lion cubs in the Savuti

(c) Kevin MacLaughlin

Lion cubs in the Savuti

(c) Kevin MacLaughlin

Lion cubs in the Savuti

(c) Kevin MacLaughlin

Pygmy goose Mapula Lodge

African pygmy goose in flight in the Okavango Delta near Mapula Lodge. (c) Kevin MacLaughlin

crocodile okavango delta

Baby crocodile on the banks of the Okavango Delta near Mapula Lodge. (c) Kevin MacLaughlin

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