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Giraffe Awe and Wild Things on Safari in Botswana

  • John Ord
  • 4 June 2013

Lists of species names and photos simply cannot capture how raw and transcendent it is to be in the wild in Africa. But some sightings are worth the effort because they are almost spiritual. We witnessed a tower (herd) of giraffes move at full gallop across the landscape in the early evening. It was simply otherworldly.

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African Rain: Still a Super Safari, With or Without It

  • Francesco Pierre-Nina
  • 24 July 2012

So many of this season’s drives have been spectacular, if not simply stunning, both in dry and wet conditions. One damp morning, after riveting rain and hailstorms pounded us, we took off blind in thick fog. We bundubashed out of camp to see if we could locate three particular cheetahs, although given the conditions we may have been happier snug in bed. No way. Not after what we saw!

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First Impressions of Travel in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Leslie Koch
  • 21 July 2011

A herd of elephants stomped across the wide-open plain while a family of giraffes craned their necks for a mid-day snack. As I stared out the window onto the lush green plain, it hit me: This is Africa! My first wildlife sighting in Botswana came before I had even touched down in the Okavango Delta. I took the elephants and giraffes grazing below our Cessna as a sign of things to come.

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Photo of the Week: Crossing the Road, South Western Uganda

  • Nicola Swann (Photo and Text)
  • 10 October 2010

A rather odd gait for a giraffe! This photo was taken in Murchison Falls National Park, one of two parks in Uganda where you can spot an abundance of these graceful creatures. But that’s not all that’s on offer in what is fast becoming Uganda’s most popular park. Covering an area of 3,840 square kilometres, the area is characterised by open plains, dotted with exotic Borassus Palms and Ugandan Kob, and host to a parade of elephants, lions, waterbucks, buffaloes and warthogs.

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