Botswana (2003)
Photos per year (number): 2000 (4) 2003 (183)
Vultures flying away from a donkey carcass

Vulture and pied crows waiting to return to a donkey carcass

Cattle along the road through Botswana

Orange trumpet vines at one of our halts

The first fill of our car, in Botswana

Locals at one of our halts

Typical transport, as seen driving past

End of the afternoon on a road in Botswana

Curious kids

Night is falling over our first day

A local meal is served for us on our first evening in Botswana

Meyer's parrot

Leroo La Tau Lodge

Leroo La Tau camp has very tame zebras indeed

Antelope tracks in the river bed

The dry river bed near Leroo La Tau is the setting of a stunning start to our wildlife experience

Bushbuck mother and baby

Shy steenbok eating

Shy steenbok interrupting its lunch

Pale-chanting goshawk

Termites at work

Bird of prey

Resting springbok

Lionness amongst her potential preys

Ostriches look weary as they have spotted the lionesses

Desolate landscape of the waterhole where the herbivores must drink

The springboks wait for a possibility to drink

Lionness stalking the springbok

The lioness gives up hunting for a while and rejoin her three cubs

Male springboks fighting each other

A lioness aborts a run at springboks

The cubs join in on the feed

Finding our way in Nxai Pan

Tracks in the Nxai Pan park

Giant baobab

Lioness drinking after her springbok meal

The jackals come in to try to steal some part of the springbok kill

Elephant skeleton in Nxai Pan

Woman tending to her hut

People outside a local shop

Kid playing along the road

Friendly and relaxed welcome to the camp

Lionness at night

Lion cub at night

Springhare at night

Brown snake eagle

Vultures in the palm trees of the river bed

Perched eagle

Ostriches

Vultures feeding on a dead wildebeest

Black-backed jackals

The gory image of death

A feeding orgy

Vultures awaiting their turn

A vulture impresses the others

Warthogs enjoying a meal

Kudus weary of our presence

Hippo going to cool in one of the rare pools left in the river bed

Hippos on the shore of a small pool

Carcass of a wildebeest

Remains of a wildebeest

Zebra carcass

Beautiful palm trees in the river bed

Wildebeests running off

The river bed marks the separation between wildlife and cattle

Stripes of life and death

A dog enjoys a free meal of zebra

Vultures abound in the river bed

Sandgrouse fill up with water for their young

Lilac breasted roller

Crocodile in a shrinking pond

African fish eagle

Trying to get out of the sand

Brown snake eagle

Grey lourie

Okavango mix of wet and dry

Great herds of herbivores abound in the delta

Our plane has landed in the Okavongo Delta

The view from our camp in the Okavongo Delta

Out in the delta on the mokoros

Male reedbuck

African jacana

Pel's fishing owl

Male elephants drinking

Admiring the elephants

White-face ducks

Having lunch while an elephant has his on the other bank

Beautiful vines in a tree

Chiefs Island landscape

Spotted hyena

Baboon hugging a tree

African silhouette

Baobab trunk

Zebras in the late afternoon

Male chacma baboon

Nice atmosphere of the walks

Leopard track

Sunset over the waters of the Okavongo

Tiny gecko I caught

View from our tent

African coucal

Pied kingfisher hovering

Palm trees and an elephant

Spotted hyena in the high grass

Red lechwe

Guineafowl feather

Our resting place for lunch

Elephant and hippos

View from the mokoro

Bateleur eagle

Reedbuck

Lion track

Little bee-eaters

Little bee-eaters

Small frog on a papyrus

Lion eating a buffalo

Sunset in front of our camp

Sunrise on the Okavongo

Buffalo carcass

Inspecting the buffalo carcass

Our guide fooling around on the buffalo carcass

Marabout storks and little white egrets

Red lechwe

Our tent in the Okavongo Delta

Dead leaves beneath a jackal-berry tree

Nicola coming to admire our guide's house under construction

Walls of a house

Thatch beauty

Kids in the village of our guides

Shop in the village

Thatch for a roof

The loveliest hut of the village

The football goalpost

A huge male warthog near the village

A huge male warthog near the village

Cute kid in a mokoro

Kids playing in the mokoro boats

Barbet

Weaver

View of the Okavongo Delta

Aerial view of Maun

Ground hornbill eating

Crocodile on the bank near where we crossed

Couple of ground hornbills

Martial eagle eating a snake

Lilac breasted roller

Lilac breasted roller flying off

Our camp fire

Marching army of ants, back from a termite nest plunder

Chobe Park's western border

Boys in the shade

Sable antelope

Sable antelope running off

Group of baboons crossing from Namibia

Baboon plundering a litter bin

Male waterbucks

Eagle

Marabout stork

Pelicans in flight

Big group of elephants on the Chobe riverfront

Hammerkop

Elephants crossing the river

Guineafowl

Female impala

Male impala grazing wearily

Impalas darting off

Impalas dashing away

Typical view of the Chobe riverfront

Hippopotamus eating

Rock python

African spoonbills

Juvenile hooded vulture

Lilac breasted roller

Young oribi

Lilac breasted roller

Male giraffe

Monitor lizard

Guineafowl

African buffalo

African buffalo

       
Sable antelopes

The ferry between Botswana and Zambia

Arriving in Zambia on the last ferry

       

 

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