Rikki tikki tavi in Botswana – Duba Plains Camp

A large python, close to 10 feet, was seen last night by tent 1 at Duba, the housekeepers were “awakened” to it during turndown…Nick, the Duba manager, went to see what he could do to calm the ladies and found the snake  busy hunting  under the deckboards….

All of  a sudden the hunter became the hunted as a whole gang of banded mongoose came to their friends rescue. An epic and noisy battle ensued as the python was chased away,  as far as Nick could tell the python is still alive but wounded.

We are often asked if there are any snakes in the camps.  They really are few and far between and very difficult to see.  If you went out to look for them it would almost be impossible to find them.


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