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Staying out all day vs coming in for lunch in Botswana parks/concessions?

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Aug 3rd, 2014, 04:22 AM
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"what happens when the cheetah are taking a nap in between all the patrolling and trying to hunt and you leave for lunch thinking that they are not going to move? Just to return to find them fully fed and Fat bellied?"

Nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. The world goes on spinning, the Circle of Life continues. You may have missed something memorable but at least in that instance the cheetah get to eat without having the stress, no matter if it's not much, of having to keep an eye on a hunk of metal filled with humans. Knowing that ought to be plenty of solace for an animal lover.
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Aug 3rd, 2014, 04:31 AM
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I have to agree....you can't be everywhere...all the time. You see what you see and life goes on.
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Aug 6th, 2014, 12:30 PM
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Well, we have decided to stay out for 2 days and Bert suggested definitely Little Kwara and also Lagoon since Kwondo concession is so huge. That will also increase our chance to see the dogs!

He also arranged a boat transfer from LK to Kaxanaxa which will take us right past the Gcodikwe Lagoon. Should be some spectacular nest building going on!

Leaving on the 25th; can't wait!!!
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Aug 6th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Sounds great. You're going to have the time of your lives. Don't forget to let us know how much you loved it.
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Aug 7th, 2014, 12:24 AM
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Will do
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Aug 13th, 2014, 05:19 AM
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On our safari in the delta at two camps, we were out 12 to 14 hours daily and never went back to camp for lunch. Same thing in the greater Mara. Because my safaris are very short, typically 8 days due to work constraints, maximizing time in the bush is a top priority. I have seen amazing things during typical camp off times. The key is patience. Stopping when there is a potential hunt opportunity with predators for a long time. Two plus hours is not unusual for us. Sometimes it works out, often it does not. But sitting there in the bush, slowly observing all that nature has to offer, have been some of my most memorable moments on safari. Great for photographic opportunities as well.
A private vehicle and top notch guide is a requirement for this safari model.
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