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Moremi Game Reserve - Chief's Island, Botswana (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Moremi Game Reserve - Chief's Island, Botswana

Map of Moremi Game Reserve - Chief's Island, Botswana

Scott And Pilot in Cessna Bush Plane, Botswana Bush Plane, Botswana Okavango Delta, Botswana Barbara and Elephant Skull, Botswana African Buffalo Bites The Dust, Botswana The Skilled And Fearless Ranger, Botswana
Barbara and Moiseppe in Mokoro Canoe, Botswana Okavango Delta Flower, Botswana
Yellow-billed Kite, Botswana Barbara Surveys a Nearby Elephant, Botswana The Ranger Stares Down Spotted Hyena, Botswana Spotted Hyena, Botswana Flock of Cattle Egret, Botswana

We went out into the bush for a walking safari with a fake dugout canoe. This was the best campsite anywhere with two lions hunting within site of the camp. We were also visited by a couple of elephants.


Africa: Eastern and Southern

12/10/2002: For this portion of the safari, we flew in a cessna to a camp where we stayed for one night. In the morning we went with Moiseppe for an overnight into the bush in a dugout canoe. When we arrived at the campsite, we discovered two lions not more than a couple hundred yards away. I did not take my eyes off the lions for even a minute, and neither did they stop watching us.

We hiked around for awhile in the bush, and there were large animals everywhere. We even had a close encounter with a hyena.

Later in the afternoon, we arrived at our camp to see our lions chasing a herd of wildebeest. And there was an unsettling encounter with a huge elephant that came into the campsite.

During the night, we built a very large fire to keep all the predators at bay. This was, without a doubt, the most interesting camping experience I had ever had.

Previous Visit (Moremi Game Reserve: 12/8/2002)
Next Visit (Nxai Pan National Park: 12/12/2002)

Species Recorded (21)

Birds ( 13 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Yellow-billed Duck - Anas undulata
Knob-billed Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Dickinson's Kestrel - Falco dickinsoni

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Lesser Jacana - Microparra capensis

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Malachite Kingfisher - Corythornis cristatus
Woodland Kingfisher - Halcyon senegalensis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Little Bee-eater - Merops pusillus

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Pied Barbet - Tricholaema leucomelas

Honeyguides ( Indicatoridae )
Lesser Honeyguide - Indicator minor

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Hartlaub's Babbler - Turdoides hartlaubii




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