Archive for April 18th, 2008

Apr 18 2008

Botswana, Namibia – and India – and other travel titbits

We are in the process of finalising details for trips to Botswana and Namibia – and India again for 2009 and 2010! More on this later. We are in the Arctic (July) and Antarctica (Nov-Dec) this year, and next year we will be hosting an Arctic trip in June, and joining Paul Goldstein (Exodus) on an another Emperor Penguin trip to Snow Hill Island in early Nov 2009 (we are on a similar trip to the emperors in Nov 2008 with Quark – just cant get enough of these extraordinary creatures and the spectacular Antarctic scenery).

No responses yet

Apr 18 2008

Madagascar and Indaba

We are off to Madagascar on Tuesday 22 April to participate in Wildlife Worldwide’s annual Feastival of Wildlife. Having never been to the island before we are very excited about trying our hands at some rather different kinds of photography – macro and flash. We will let you know how we get on. We are leading an extension in Madagascar after the Festival finishes and then fly on to Johburg in South Africa on the 8 May. On the 9 May we fly to Durban for the annual Travel Fair – Indaba – which is being held in Durban from the 10 to 14 May. This will give us the chance to meet with people involved in organising safaris in Southern Africa and to find out more about the camps and lodges in wilderness areas. We have visited Botswana (I lived there from 1975 to 76 – working for Jack Bousfield in Francistown) on many occasions and love Namibia and Zambia too. We hope to lead some exciting trips to these destinations in the years ahead – hence our visit to Indaba.

2 responses so far

Apr 18 2008

Mara 29 March to 2 April

On our return from India on the 28 March I packed up the Toyota and headed down to the Masai Mara to join Paul Goldstein (Exodus Travel and Kicheche Mara Camp) and his group of visitors from the UK. The 5 day safari was excellent – bit tiring mind you and pretty wet for the first day-and-a-half, but then the sun shone and everywhere looked green and beautiful. Kicheche is near Aitong – one of my old haunts from the 70s when wild dogs used to den here in the dry season – and though it is outside the Reserve at this time of the year it is the place to be. The Masai cattle keep the grass nice and short so the plains game love this area. Icing on the cake was definitely Supu the mother leopard with her two 6 month old cubs who gave us an hour and a half of sheer joy – just wandered about in the open between patches of forest playing the fool, leaping all over mum, and though the light could have been better if it had Supu probably wouldnt have done what she did and would have made her move when it was cooler. Also had a
Continue Reading »

2 responses so far