Fire on the Savannah

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

While it’s the last thing we wanted to see, there was a pretty good fire burning in our area of the Okavango Delta.  The winds were light so it was slow moving and posed little risk to the wildlife but it was a fire nonetheless.  Lucky for us as we weren’t impacted by the smoke as that would have been ugly.



Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Based on all of the TV shows and movies that I’ve seen, I was expecting to see a lot of crocodiles but that wasn’t the case.  We did see a few including this one on our river cruise:


One of the treats of my safari was the morning helicopter ride.  Here we are circling a lake with a dead hippo and the crocs that were feeding on her.


A Beautiful Cheetah

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Well guess what we came upon on our morning game drive?  That’s right, this beautiful cheetah.


We followed her for an hour as she was searching for game.


Here she’s perched on a mound that gave her a nice view of the savannah.


She spotted this impala and gave chase but could not catch her in this forested area.


But the next morning, we received word that she had taken down an infant impala.  When we arrived on the scene, there wasn’t much left.