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February 2013

Pel’s fishing owl found near Duba Plains Camp – Botswana

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KB, our Duba guide who has outstanding birding knowledge, has found a Pel’s fishing Owl only 2 km from Duba Plains. This is one of Africa’s, and the world’s, most sought after birds as it is an incredibly unique owl that predates on fish. This compliments some outstanding birding at Duba, one of the foremost birding camps in Botswana.

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Wedding Bells at The Selinda Reserve

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   Weddings Bells at the Selinda Reserve Every year on the Selinda Reserve we bring in the New Year, and the new season, with a fun day for all the staff. Each year is unique, and this year it included the Botswana Olympics (covered in another post). But it was also unique for another reason. There was a lot of excitement…

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Bostwana Olympics – Selinda and Duba 2013

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Botswana Olympics The inaugural Great Plains Conservation “Botswana Olympics” was held in January. The Selinda Reserve, and then Duba Plains, hosted the all day events on 29th January and 1st February respectively. Mirroring our cousins in Kenya, and their Maasai Olympics held in December, we wanted an equally fun day of camaraderie and bonding. With patriotism high after Botswana’s impressive…

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Assisting an injured elephant – Ride Kenya & Big Life Foundation

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On 22nd February, Ride Kenya assisted a vet from the David Sheldrick foundation in darting and treating an elephant with an arrow wound wandering near ol Donyo Lodge and the Ride Kenya stables.                   Ride Kenya managers Paddy and Kim were on hand to track the elephant and follow it incase it ran off after darting…

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Newsflash – 3 New Lion Cubs – Selinda Reserve

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We have 3 new arrivals on the Selinda Reserve, 3 tiny ten day old lion cubs were spotted for the first time yesterday. Mots (Selinda Camp guide)  was following one of the Wakpuka pride females .  She walked over to an acacia bush to reveal  three tiny little cubs, probably not even 2 weeks old. One of the cubs eyes…

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Friendly dogs – Zarafa Camp

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Wild dogs are incredibly relaxed around humans. This inquisitive behaviour can contribute to their downfall though, human encroachment into their habitats has caused serious conflicts for these social animals.  Numbers ranging from 2,500 to 3,500 place them as the rarest mammal in Southern Africa. Imagine the delight when one of our new puppies from 2012 walked towards this Zarafa Game…

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Bickering egrets – Duba Plains Camp

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Duba Plains’ Executive Chef Pierre was setting up early brunch one morning last week, always with a camera near by, Pierre spotted these two Cattle Egrets bickering away whilst bouncing around on the back of a buffalo. Oblivious to their surroundings, and the fact they are prancing around on a mass of grumpy Cape Buffalo.  The birds like to follow…

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