August 2019 - Linyanti Enclave, Botswana

6 August 2019
Have you met "Big Boy"? Big Boy is our resident male leopard in the Linyanti area. He has been out and about frequently this week, much to the delight of everyone staying at Linyanti Bush Camp.

Images photographed by Oral Des at Linyanti Bush Camp

August 2019 - Khwai Concession, Botswana

5 August 2019
These three male lions successfully hunted down a buffalo in Khwai this afternoon. What an incredible sighting for the guests out on their game drive

Images photographed by Banda Kutlwano at Khwai Bush Camp

August 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

2 August 2019
After a beautiful Hwange sunrise to signal the start of a new day in the Somalisa Concession, we came across a very sleep lion. Later, during our morning coffee stop, this elephants picked up the delicious coffee aromas and decided that they too wanted to join our morning gathering.

Images photographed by Dophas Tshaba at Somalisa Camp

July 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

29 July 2019
in the words of Calvet Nkomo "The Daka boys at Ray's pan looking at us as if we owe them some money"

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Expeditions

July 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

29 July 2019
The son of Cecil is now 4 years and 7 months and was spotted this morning close to Kennedy 2 pan. He was in the company of 2 lionesses who are suspected to be Jericho's offspring. His brother, who he is usually seen with, is thought to be with the 2 spice girls who are still avoiding Humba and Netsai while they raise Bhubesi's cubs. (Read more about the lions of Somalisa and the story of Cecil's Pride, Part 1 & Part 2

 
Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Expeditions

July 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

23 July 2019
How adorable are these guys? These cubs were walking down the road, but when they noticed their mother's body language show that she was about to start a hunt they looked for a nearby bush to hide in for the day. These are the cubs of our local male lions Humba and Netsai who's territory includes the Somalisa Concession. (Read the story of Cecil's Pride, Part 1 & Part 2

 
Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Acacia

 

July 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

23 July 2019
This young leopard decided to test our its hunting skills by stalking a hornbil while its mother finished her meal of a kudu which they have spent a few days feeding on.

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Expeditions

July 2019 - Khwai Concession, Botswana

20 July 2019
Guests staying at Khwai Bush Camp have been spoilt with fantastic wildlife sightings recently, turns out some cats don't mind getting a little wet.

Images photographed by Maxwell Tidimalo at Khwai Bush Camp

July 2019 - Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

19 July 2019
This morning James Tsietsi, or James 007 as he is fondly known as, took our guests on a walking safari where they came across a herd of buffalo. They got the opportunity to sit and relax on the bank while watching and photographing the herd.

Images photographed by James 007 Tsietsi at Linyanti Expeditions

July 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

17 July 2019
A happy family, Cecil's daughters having an early drink with their cubs at Ngwehla plains. The lionesses are part of Humba and Netsai's pride who can often be found in the Somalisa Concession.

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Expeditions

July 2019 - Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

9 July 2019
A wonderful sighting captured at Zambezi Expeditions by our guide Seba. Amazing to witness Mana's wildlife roaming through camp. 

Images photographed by Seba Mfichani‎ 

July 2019 - Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

6 July 2019
Our sundowner spot painted the scene for a lovely photograph at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. Images photographed by our guide, Honestomigo Siyawareva.

July 2019 - Khwai Community Area, Botswana

5 July 2019
This is how the Moremi Game Reserve treated Tshekiso Piet in two morning drives. Fantastic sightings in morning light.

Images photographed by Tshekiso Piet at Khwai Tented Camp.

July 2019 - Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

4 July 2019
Our guide, Honestomigo Siyawareva captured these beautiful sightings of a lioness and crocodile on the shores of Lake Kariba at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

Images photographed by Honestomigo Siyawareva at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

July 2019 - Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

3 July 2019
Linyanti showing off (again) with their sightings all before the weekend! Our guide, Oral managed to photograph all the action - lion, ground hornbill, hippo and leopard.

Images photographed by Oral Gotshajwang at Linyanti Bush Camp

June 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

30 June 2019
Humba and Netsai engaged in fight with the Makololo boys who wanted to takeover the area. Humba could not stand the fight so he fled the scene leaving his brother alone. Netsai won the intense fight, leaving scars as evidence. 

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Camp

30 June 2019
A herd of approximately 400 buffalos have spent a week around Somalisa Camp. At Somalisa they have less disturbance from lions and more than enough drinking water. 

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Camp

30 June 2019
Fantastic sightings at Somalisa Camp. Calvet spotted Cecil's grandchildren near a termite mound, a cheetah (in a separate sighting) and at Chris Pan, a pack of wild dogs. 

Images photographed by Calvet Nkomo at Somalisa Camp

June 2019 - Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

29 June 2019
An African Rock Python joining in on a sundowner at Linyanti. 

Image photographed by Oral Gotshajwang at Linyanti Bush Camp

June 2019 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

28 June 2019
Guests found it hard to leave this beautiful sighting of a herd of buffalo at Somalisa Main to go on their afternoon safari.

Images photographed by Emily Carlsson at Somalisa Camp

June 2019 - Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

25 June 2019
Our guide, Esefa Mokop had a wonderful week of sightings at Linyanti Bush Camp. It's clear to see that Botswana's having some amazing lion sightings. 

Photographs captured by our guide, Esefa Mokopi at Linyanti Expeditions.

25 June 2019
This is how our guide, Kenneth and his guests started off their day at Linyanti Expeditions! Following two lions to an Elephant carcass and a journey of giraffes.  

Photographs captured by our guide, Kenneth Mungomba at Linyanti Expeditions. 

June 2019 - Somewhere in Botswana

22 June 2019
In just a month we have had two separate pangolin sightings!
This is amazing, as these animals are the most trafficked animal making them incredibly endangered.

Due to pangolin populations being under threat from poaching we are unable to provide more details on this sighting - but these were some lucky guests!

June 2019 - Thorntree River Lodge, Zambia

15 June 2019
"Wildlife Through My Binos: New addition to the Rhino population of Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, this little bundle of joy was born on 30th May 2019 bringing the total number of White Rhinos in the Park to 10!"

These photos are taken near Thorntree River Lodge by our safari guide Tawanda Chibwe.

June 2019 - Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

11 June 2019
"The many moods of mornings in Mana Pools" 
Due to a short rainy season the watering holes in Mana Pools are drying up quickly this year, resulting in the wildlife gathering at more permanent sources of water. This means that the season is already off to a great start when it comes to wildlife sightings.
These photos are taken near Nyamatusi Camp by our safari guide Alf.

4 June 2019
Who needs to go out on a game drive when you can sit on the deck at Kanga Camp while the wildlife come to you. The young male leopard made an appearance this afternoon.
These photos are taken at Kanga Camp by our safari guide Rinzelani Majoko.

June 2019 - Hwange, Zimbabwe

8 June 2019
Dominance of a herd doesn't simply happen one day, you have to fight for it. Today we saw buffalo bulls fiercely fighting in a herd of about 400 buffalo.  
This sighting is at Somalisa Expeditions by our safari guide Calvet.

 

 

 

7 June 2019
Brothers Humba and Netsai are our resident male lions at Somalisa. This morning saw Humba chasing away the lionesses and taking over their zebra kill. He decided that this meal was best shared with his cubs, who took great delight in the experience. 
This sighting was captured at Somalisa Camp by our safari guide Calvet.

5 June 2019
The daughters of the spice girls killed a Zebra last night at Ngweshla. Their cubs enjoyed a good feasting while the lionesses enjoyed their break from breast feeding.
This sighting was captured by our safari guide Calvet.

 

June 2019 - Khwai Concession, Botswana

17 June 2019
Khwai Concession is one of the classic places n terms of wildlife sightings
Sighting at Khwai Tented Camp, captured by our safari guide Sinka.

14 June 2019
We had some additional guests at sunset drinks this evening, but no one was complaining.
Sighting at Khwai Bush Camp, captured by our safari guide Dutch.

10 June 2019
Water is a precious resource in Botswana, especially as we enter the drier months of the year, and who gets to drink first is often up for debate among the animals. Today, this elephant was not impressed when a lioness tried to share their drinking spot and quickly chased the lioness off.
Sighting at Khwai Bush Camp, captured by our safari guide Banda

9 June 2019
Guests in camp have been spoilt with wildlife sightings, having seen 7 lionesses feeding on a buffalo and two lionesses with their cubs using a log as their lookout post, getting ready to hunt. 
Sighting at Khwai Tented Camp, captured by our safari guide Ken

3 June 2019
Khwai Tented Camp was showing off with some spectacular large cat sightings, who can resist lion cubs playing in the morning sun rays.
This sighting was captured by our safari guide, fondly known as Professor Ken.

May 2019 - Hwange, Zimbabwe

30 May 2019
Calvet, our safari guide based at Somalisa, shared these snapshots from May at Hwange National Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

17 May 2019
Another wonderful day in the African bush, another leopard sitting on a great chair admiring the view.
This sighting is from Somalisa Camp, taken by our safari guide Calvet.

May 2019 - Somewhere in Southern Africa

30 May 2019
Our guests were incredibly fortunate to come across a pangolin on their way to their sundowner spot. 
To put it into perspective, our guide who was with the group has not seen one in over 10 years.
Due to pangolin populations being under threat from poaching we are unable to provide more details on this sighting - but what a sighting it was!

May 2019 - Linyanti, Botswana

28 May 2019
When the evening light fades and the buffalo are on the ridge above you - the outcome is nothing short of magical.
The magical shots were taken by our safari guide - Des

22 - 27 May 2019
Every day in Linyanti brings new excitement and surprises when it comes to wildlife sightings. 
Comparing the wildlife seen in the area last year, our guides are seeing a lot more, especially more herds buffalo and zebra.
These photos were taken by our safari guide Des

22 - 27 May 2019
The bird life in Linyanti is prolific, the combination of woodland and wetlands makes for a dynamic combination of bird species.
The vultures below foudn themselves nice perches after failing to open a hippo carcass. 
These photos were taken by our safari guide Des

May 2019 - Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

27 May 2019
An awesome walking safari experience in Mana Pools National Park today with our safari guide Henry - 'the elephant whisperer' 
The fantastic image was taken by our safari guide Alf Ngwarai