After my experiences in Namibia, I drove off to Botswana. Still one of my favourite places when it comes to wildlife. This time I had CKGR (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) on the planning and of course I couldn’t pass Maun without visiting beautiful Khwai.

In CKGR I would meet up with friends from Liechtenstein. We visited them lately for a few days of skiing and sledging as you can read here. Now we met in slightly different circumstances and temperatures.

We had quite some rain, which makes it a challenge to see animals, since there are puddles everywhere and the CKGR is quite enormous while the roads are rather scarce. Therefore you find yourself photographing spiders and tortoises. A little different then the usual suspects in front of my lens since I do love a little action as you know.

I did get some more action in Khwai however on a night drive where we witnessed wild dogs on a hunt and afterwards feasting on the unfortunate prey.

Photographically I had more fulfilling trips, but as nature is unpredictable and it always stays a challenge to witness any real action at all, it’s humbling and it makes me appreciate it even more. My love for nature and specially the bush with its inhabitants will never fade. I already look forward to my next visit in September, because I’ll definitely be back!

5 thoughts on “Botswana, April 2019

  1. Matthias, Bettina & Tom

    Thanks you for your help.
    We are the family of three out of Stuttgart travelling with a Audi Camp safari that met & got to know you in Khwai area by accident. Thanks for the Coke to help our son’s bad stomach.

    Your pictures are incredible and we hit your site now on a regular basis to enjoy the latest shots of African wildlife.

  2. Marta

    I love your blog and your photos. I have spent all the confinement reading your stories. Are you going to update more? I really want to read the next one

  3. Huseyin Gurgah

    I have just saw Gtd winner danger in mud photo. Such a stunning one you have among thousand of them. Lots of experience, pain, sweat, fear, happiness, curiosity and many feelings until come to this part of your life I guess. I hope in the future I can capture some moments like yours. Stay safe please

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