Makgadikgadi Botswana Fire

Old Aug 13th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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Makgadikgadi Botswana Fire

Just for info a massive fire in Makgadikgadi Pans at the moment.Client are being taken out of the area for safety.
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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I read that there were fires earlier this month (reports seem dated August 3rd and talk about the previous week) but hadn't realised they hadn't been brought under control and were still raging. How terrifying - one wonders how wide an area has been damaged?
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 09:11 AM
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This one started last knight and its in the area of Jacks camp and Makgadikgadi Camp.Waiting for more info from a friend who is trying to save his lodge.
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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Oh God, that's terrible I hope they manage to get it under control quickly with the minimum of damage. PLease keep us posted.
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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 05:41 AM
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What a nightmare! What's the name of your friend's lodge? How awful! Wishing him luck!
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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 07:17 AM
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Makgadikgadi Camp,
It survived the wind has changed direction but the fires are still going.He was lucky
his fire break saved the lodge.
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Hello,

Just wanted everyone to know that both Jack's and San are fine - no one at either camp was hurt and neither camp was damaged in the fire.

Cheers,
Julian
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Old Aug 16th, 2006, 02:42 PM
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Thanks for the updates...

Was the fire damage an issue for the environment or wildlife? I know fires are natural and sometimes in our human desire to manage everything we do more damage - some species need fires to succeed - but I'm wondering if that's the case in this area or not?
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Old Aug 16th, 2006, 03:30 PM
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Great news, Julian. I "googled" the other day to see what was going on with the fire and the newest info I could find was dated august 3rd.
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Any word on Meno A Kwena Camp?
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Old Aug 17th, 2006, 01:16 AM
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Sundowner, those are the reports I found and mentioned earlier in the thread but apparently those fires were put out and the one bots is talking about is a later one... sounds like it's dry as tinder out there...
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Hello,

The news from Jack's is that the grassland areas have been pretty badly damaged by the fires, but that the pans are undamaged. The grasslands are expected to regenerate swiftly once the rains come.

All activities are going forward as normal at the camps.

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