This is the last post, do I hear sighs of relief, from our 2008 trip to Zambia and Botswana. It covers days 6 and 7 of our time in Botswana. Action for day 6 started with a long morning game drive with breakfast taken close to the river. Continue reading
A colour version of this fellow appeared in my last post. Since I know that some readers are a bit partial to monochrome, and I thought that this one worked quite well in B&W myself, I thought I would share it.
Although this trip to Zambia and Botswana was cut by a day because travel arrangements were changed, we still ended up rating it as one of the best tours we have ever done. This is mainly because of the amount we fitted into each day. I guess this might not have been true for travellers that were not interested in the wildlife, but then they probably wouldn’t have chosen this tour. Here we go again for the afternoon/evening game drive today.Continue reading
This Botswana post covers another flight, this one just a local flight over the Chobe River and floodplains.
After she felt a little poorly on the flight to the Okavango Delta, it may come as a bit of a surprise to hear that I managed to get Dee into an aircraft again on the following day. This was non negotiable really, as we had already effectively paid for this ‘included’ sightseeing flight. Dee’s potential motion sickness problem was overcome by everyone agreeing that Dee could sit ‘up front’ with the pilot. The flight took place after this morning’s river safari and this post includes a few more aerial shots of the Chobe River and surrounding area.Continue reading
This short post just covers our return flight from the Okavango Delta. The quality of most images is very poor due to the failing light and the need for high ISO. I have included them only because we took a different route on the way back to Kasane, making for the river and following it home. Some of the images give an idea of activity along the Chobe River.Continue reading
I bought my Olympus E-520 as a kit, with 14-42mm and 70-300mm lenses especially for use on this holiday to Botswana. I had shot previous game drives in Africa with a Sony DSC-H1 ‘bridge’ camera, and had found it ok, but not really responsive enough. Although I knew that I had a bit of a learning curve to ascend, I hoped to do better with the E-520 and had high hopes of some good images.Continue reading