Author: Margo Bishop

Etosha – a Brief look back

Etosha – a Brief look back

The story of the area now known as Etosha National Park began being written after Charles Andersson and Francis Galton made the discovery in 1851. Andersson recalled being astounded by the thousands of animals and birds contained in this area and the splendid surrounding land.

When Namibia (then…

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AfriCat Brown Hyena Project- Introductory Report

AfriCat Brown Hyena Project- Introductory Report

Originally published by The AfriCat Foundation and Okonjima in their September 2018 newsletter, reproduced here with kind permission from The AfriCat Foundation.

“Shy, elusive and misunderstood, brown hyenas are rarely seen yet are widely persecuted across their range by farmers for real or perceived involvement in human wildlife…

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Sperrgebiet – the National Park you CAN’T visit!

Sperrgebiet – the National Park you CAN’T visit!

Sperrgebiet, the name itself means ‘Prohibited area’ – they really don’t want people here…

Why not, what is the history of this Forbidden corner of Namibia and what effect has this had on the region?

The Sperrgebiet National Park is located just south of the B4,…

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Botswana’s thriving Deserts, Parks & Pans

Botswana’s thriving Deserts, Parks & Pans

The breathtaking beauty of Botswana is not limited to the famous Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. For Africa connoisseurs there is also the vast Nxai Pan National Park and Makgadikgadi National Park where endless herds of Zebra kick up the dust during April/May, and watchful predators stalk unsuspecting grazers…

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Botswana’s Gunns Camp

Botswana’s Gunns Camp

The chiefs island area of the Okavango Delta is one of our favourites, the vast floodplain in front of the lodge stretches out towards Chiefs Island and every season offers visitors something exciting. I remember seeing a pack of wild dogs, silent except for the high pitched yips and chirps…

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