10 day at Little Kwara, Okavango Delta

Mar 6th, 2010, 04:39 AM
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10 day at Little Kwara, Okavango Delta

I returned at the end of last month from 18 day safari in Botswana. I had an excellent time with incredible sightings.

The first part of the trip was ten days in the Kwara concession, with Kwando safaris. I am a repeat guest, with this being my 5th visit to the concession. Personally I feel that speaks volumes for the camps.

I had a parade of predators over the 10 days, seeing lions every day, 9 different cheetah (including a family of 6) and a pack of wild dogs. General game was also up to is usual high standards.

Here is the trip report


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lbj2 is offline  
Mar 6th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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Thanks so much for posting the link. I had the opportunity to enjoy Kwara (not Little) in May 2009. One of the highlights for me was seeing the three cheetah brothers. Your pics of them were incredible.

I loved the cheetah family. What a great mum she is - successfully raising 5 cubs. Wow!

Also enjoyed the porcupines, wild dog and jackel shots. As for the birds, loved the woodland kingfisher shot.

Thanks for sharing~
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Mar 7th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Initially not all photos downloaded for me but a refresh picked them up. You're using Canon gear, what lenses do you find most useful? And do you use a bean bag or monopod? And, some of the cheetah shots were very late in afternoon I'd say, how do you decide on the color balance or white balance for those? Do you leave color/white balance as is from the camera preset output (e.g 5500K) or change it in processing? (Camera wasn't set for auto WB was it?).

Sadly, for me, it seems Botswana camps like Little Kwara, and the other great ones have priced themselves out of my budget, being at least $600 pppn and usually with single supplement also.

regards - tom
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Mar 7th, 2010, 04:32 PM
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18 days--wonderful!

Parade is right and you had a great seat at the parade. The Kwara area really comes through in the wet season, or anytime. But it's especially impressive this time of year.

Thanks for the fantastic photos. As cheetah fan I was duly impressed.

See you back over there. "There" being safaritalk. Unfortunately no Little Kwara plans soon.
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Mar 11th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Great report and great shots. I have always wanted to see Wild Dogs.
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