During our build of the lodge, we had family members join in for breaks in their normal work schedules. Leroo-La-Tau was always a place of excitement and somehow it never failed to fire up the desires in people to get involved. There was a period of time when Joe came up to help out.
As time wore on, we returned to our plot of land on the Boteti, this time to build our lodge. We had developed a problem though and this was what to call the Lodge. Our Campsite, that we had built the previous year was called Xwaraga Campsite, but this name was proving difficult for visitors […]
During our time at Savannah, we did the occasional safari for our own company. This was one of those occasions. It was a 10 day trip and we spent the last part of the trip in Moremi. We had a couple of exciting events on this trip though.
A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) Sometime during this same holiday, Britt and I woke up to an incredibly strange sound. It was just before sunrise and the sky was already turning. If you looked out the window you could just see and everything had a blue tinge to it. Our little room didn’t […]
A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 4) A couple of nights later we were again out on a night drive. It was around 10:30 when we came back to camp opting to take a turn around the waterhole to see if anything of interest had been for a drink.
A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 3) We packed up the coolboxes, packed up the snacks. We got the spotlights ready, filled the Cruiser up with fuel and left on a game drive. Our plan was simple, we had seen a great big herd of buffalo that morning and our intention was to see if […]
A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 2) We have a bird in Botswana called a Red-crested Korhaan. Most of the time he seems to be a rather quiet bird with a fairly subdued temperament, but in breeding season when a female happens to find herself in his arena, and it really cannot be classed as […]
A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 1 Intro) The close proximity in the bush has a way of making or breaking relationships. After we had been together for a couple of months, Britt and I had decided that we wanted our relationship to be more than just temporary. We had many friends who had built […]
Bob was a name Britt and I gave to a problem male baboon while we were working at Savannah Camp. This fellow used to take great delight in tormenting us, raiding our kitchens and dining area and harassing staff. We could never get a bead on the fellow as he always saw us way before […]
Savannah Camp was set in a number of ranks so to speak under a grove of Camel Thorn trees which had arranged themselves in a semi circle along an ancient waterway or floodplain. The front rank was the tented accommodation with the dining room at the centre like a tank in the middle of a […]