Kicking off with a bang in Khwai!
PART I: Feedback from the first four nights at Khwai River Lodge on a recent Tusk Photo Botswana Overland Tour.
From 5 to 15 May this year, Brendon Cremer and I hosted a Tusk Photo Botswana Overland photographic tour. In this blog, I look back at the highlights from the first four days, which were spent in Botswana’s Garden of Eden – the Khwai Community Concession on the edge of the Okavango Delta.
Let the game drives begin! (PM drive – 5 May 2016)
One of my favourite photography spots in the Khwai Community is the Letchwe Plains and, fortunately, it’s a stone’s throw from Khwai River Lodge. We headed straight there on our first afternoon game drive and had five very photogenic species to photograph: two monstrous Nile crocodiles basking in the sun on the bank of the Khwai River, an African fish-eagle perched close by, an old elephant bull relishing the tall grass along the edge of the river, two endangered wattled cranes and of course, a whole herd of red lechwes.
We watched the sun set behind one of the herd’s dominant bulls as we sipped G&T’s and breathed in the fresh Okavango air, excited about everything that lay ahead in our Botswana Overland Tour.