Botswana’s Big Cats (Part 3 of 3)

3rd Up: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Location: Moremi Game Reserve Last night, we slept in a mobile fly camp in the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve.  Permanent water and…

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Botswana’s Big Cats (Part 2 of 3)

2nd up: Lion (Panthera leo) Location: Santawani Concession – operated by the local community and location of Botswana's Predator Conservation Progeam. This morning began with another game drive in the…

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Botswana’s Big Cats (Part 1 of 3)

1st up: Leopard (Panthera pardus) Location: Santawani Concession - operated by the local community and location of Botswana’s Predator Conservation Program. This is our first game drive of the safari…

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Baobabs and Elephants

Excerpt from Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa: “grotesque, comparatively short, deciduous trees with hugely swollen trunk: occurring at low altitudes in hot dry bushveld”.  Grotesque?  Webster defines grotesque…

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The Long Haul: Denver to Botswana

When you look at a world map, Botswana is positioned half-way around the world from Denver, Colorado. Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Botswana for the first…

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