Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Completely Unique Safari at Machaba Camp with the Leopard ID Project


Our group lands at the airstrip near Machaba Camp.
The flight from Maun takes about 40 minutes, depending on the weather.
Situated in the Khwai area, this was to be our "home" for the next four days. 

We had come to see the bird-life... 

We had come to see wild-life... 

We had come to discover new roads... 

And we had come to relax...


And we had come to enjoy splendid African sunsets...

BUT, most importantly we had to come to see Leopards!
The leader of our "expedition" was Guy Ellis,
founder of the Leopard Identification Project. 

Part of my luxury tented accommodation... 

And "LUXURY" with a capital L! 

This is the family accommodation...
bigger than some of the apartments I have lived in. 

Very different...
the cistern and toilet are both made of stainless steel. 

Much thought has been given to the interior design...
The "bathroom" consists of  a toilet as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. 

My sitting room... 

But THIS is what we had come for...
Luckily, in this case, not falling out of the tree...


Checking for tracks in the early morning light... 

Did I mention that we had come to look for Leopards? 

Lara, TT(our ranger), Joel, Guy and Ben...
Our intrepid bunch...  

There are plenty of river crossings... 

To get us to find as many of these as we can... 

And when we were not looking for Leopards,
we were trying to escape the intense heat with cold drinks
and LOTS of water.


www.machabacamp.com



www.leopardidproject.com



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