It’s my daughter Alexis' first time on safari with me and it has been absolutely wonderful to spend time with her in the Delta. She did a great job at capturing two hippos during an emotional discussion today. I’m very proud of her photography skills and have really enjoyed watching her improve during this trip.Read More
I met my group in Johannesburg where we had a wonderful dinner at Tribes African Grill Steak House. The following morning we headed out to Maun, Botswana to begin our Muench workshop. After several airline delays, we finally made it to Khwai Tented Camp, and were able to catch the last bit of light at the nearby hippo streams.
I have a very talented group of photographers who have named their vehicles the Botswana Boys, under the guide of Pilot, and the Cologne Connection, under the guide of Partner.
Tomorrow, it is a very early rise (0500) as we start our search for African wild dogs and leopards.
Today we moved from the Northern Serengeti to the Central Serengeti, towards our new camp in Robanda. On the way, we explored the bustling village of Mugumu, which provided a wonderful introduction to a thriving bush market in the middle of… well, of nowhere!
The Thomson Safaris Nyumba camp staff at Robanda had a wonderful hot lunch waiting for us when we arrived at our new digs, and even better, we had just enough time to put our feet up and relax on our tent verandahs.
Afterwards, it was off to the to Retima Hippo Pool to photograph some hippo wonders, and wonders did we see! In addition to the hippos, we were treated to several Little bee-eaters–a small and vibrantly-colored bird–feeding nearby.