Past Safaris

Travel Agents Safari #1 May 2009

This trip was put together by Wilderness Safaris to showcase both areas and camps to a group of travel agents and operators. The total trip was just five nights long ,but we stayed in four different camps, and each day tried to visit any other camps in the vicinity as well as take in some of the wildlife and scenery of each area. Our first night at Savuti produced elephant and buffalo herds, and a spectacular thunderstorm. Early next morning we ran across the local lion pride, all twelve of them, close to camp.

The next day we stayed at Selinda, and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon viewing a female leopard interacting with her near-adult male youngster. After that we stayed at Kwetsani, where three lions put in an appearance right in front of camp. We ended off with two nights at Vumbura Plains, and had fantastic elephant viewing as well as an early morning visit to an active hyena den.

The trip was short but full of great wildlife highlights. At both Kwetsani and Vumbura high water levels made for some spectacular landscapes with the delta undergoing it’s flood season transformation in a big way this year.

About the Author:

I am a guide and a photographer, with a deep interest in all things to do with nature. I am based in Cape Town, South Africa, but travel often to wild places whilst leading photographic safaris, and enjoying the outdoors.

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