Archive for December, 2015

Pay No Attention To the Stampeding Elephants

Our room at Varumba Plains was one of the nicest I have ever stayed in with the food and service up to the same high standards.  The tea served halfway through our morning game drive, and the sundowner drinks provided in the afternoon were always special.  When you throw in a herd of elephants marching through the middle of your afternoon break it soars from special to electrifying.

Our three jeeps had joined up for sundowners and ...

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The River Roads of the Varumba Plains

After three incredible days at Duma Tau filled with rampaging elephants, dancing storks, stunning leopards, and hungry lions could it get any better? Our next stop was Varumba Plains. We didn’t have far to fly as the safari camps of Xigera, Duma Tau and Varumba Plains were all situated in the Okavango Delta.

We hadn’t seen any Wild Dogs yet, so they were still on our list.  We landed at Varumba Plains dirt runway where three jeeps ...

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Oh, Just Another Safari Animal

I have to admit that after just five days of game drives we were starting to become a little jaded.  We had seen so many animals. The typical encounter with the more common animals just wasn’t as exciting.  Now we were looking for those special experiences. When we arrived at our first safari camp and saw the zebras just grazing it was electrifying.  After a while seeing zebras were no longer quite so exhilarating, though still just as ...

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A Rare Sighting and The Dance of the Saddled Billed Stork

When we originally booked our African trip I thought if we were lucky we might have one exciting animal encounter per day. Was I ever wrong. At times we were on overload. It was one heart-pounding episode after another.  I suppose that’s why they say Africa is not for the weak at heart.

Our guide stopped the jeep by a lagoon, and pointed out a magnificent Saddled Billed Stork. Everyone took a few shots. Then we sat ...

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