Botswana: Okavango Delta Safari 2013: Day 7

The day kicked off with a beautiful pair of wattled cranes, which were the stars of a morning filled with fantastic bird life.  Pygmy geese, black herons, saddle-billed storks and a lesser jacana were just some of the species we saw and photographed.  The plains game were also out and keen to have their picture taken, so naturally we happily obliged.

A quick hop on our charter flight landed us at our new camp.  The pilot kindly agreed to fly a little lower than usual so we could photograph the Okavango Delta from the air.  It was a great opportunity to see the massive size of this wilderness area, and to spot some animals from above.  After being greeted near the airstrip by a large bull elephant, we settled in, and enjoyed a short rain shower before the afternoon safari.  The day was closed off by 3 hyenas, a small herd of elephants and a large herd of buffalo.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Wattled cranes
  • Herd of buffalo
  • Many herds of elephants
  • Ground hornbills
  • 3 male buffalo
  • 1 hyena
  • Large herd of buffalo
  • 2 hyena

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The Tiger Safari 2013: Day 6

An absolutely amazing bit of luck saw us face to face to with a (very difficult to find) sloth bear!   This fantastic bear was going about its business when it noticed us, and to the extreme joy of the cameras, stood up and had a good look at us.  Great shots of the sloth bear were the definite highlight of the day, and a very entertaining hour with a large family of langur monkeys was a close second.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Sloth bear
  • Nilgai or blue bull
  • Spotted deer
  • Wild boar
  • Crested serpent eagle
  • Many species of birds