Category Archives: AfricanSafari 2015

What to expect in Botswana – Lonely Planet top choice for 2016 holidays

Botswana named the best place to visit

Recently, Botswana got a lot of coverage in social media. The reason was very simple – Lonely Planet named Botswana the best place to visit in 2016.

After reading their article, you might be tempted to pack your backpack and take off for the adventure right now, but be aware – it is now over 40 degrees Celsius in Botswana in November. For European homo sapiens it is simply too hot. We would advise to use the long Autumn evening hours, when it is dark outside, and plan your family trip to Botswana for next July/August. It would be the dry season in Southern Africa and school holidays time in Europe.  July and August are malaria-free months, so you don’t need to worry about health issues. No problem to take your children with you and show them how animals live at large.

And one more, final benefit: your kids, after such an adventure, will never want to go with you again to your local ZOO, so you will save a lot on cotton candy… 🙂

No excuses! This time children can go with you. They don’t have to be left with their grand parents…

Sunset in Okavango Delta
Sunset in Okavango Delta

What to expect in Botswana?

This year we went to Botswana with our two boys and were totally delighted with the wildlife we saw there. It is hard to believe such places still exists on the Earth. You feel as if Noah let all his animals out from his ark over there…

Our two best picks from Botswana were Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. Both located in Northern part of Botswana.

“One picture is worth a thousand words”, so take a look at some photos we took during our family safari in Moremi Game Reserve in Okavango Delta. If African Safari is still on your Bucket List, it is high time to cross it out and make your dream come true…

Yes, we did it! Sleeping among wildlife gives you more adrenaline than a roller-coaster.
Yes, we did it! Sleeping among wildlife gives you more adrenaline than a roller-coaster.
Herd of Red Lechwe
Herd of Red Lechwe
Very small Kingfisher easy to be overlooked when you are in a boat. Usually can be seen while flying away...
Very small Kingfisher easy to be overlooked when you are in a boat. Usually can be seen while flying away…

Baboon male

Little Bee-eater - the smallest among bee-eaters.
Little Bee-eater – the smallest among bee-eaters

Give yourself more free time – check our photo gallery with amazing wildlife pictures.

Enjoy your weekend…

Tomasz & Dominika
“Walking Stones”

 

 

 

Best Safari – Face to face with a white rhino

White rhino “jogging” towards our car (encountered in Marakele National Park in South Africa). It was the first meeting with a rhino on our African family safari and the most exciting one, as we were afraid he would want to wrestle with our 4WD car. As white rhinos can weight above 2 tonnes and charge with a speed of 45km/h, the outcome of such a clash was easy to predict…

For more photos from our family African Safari visit our fan page: Walking Stones

Beautiful birds of Southern Africa – Lilac breasted Roller.

Liliac-breasted Roller, Etosha, Namibia, bird
Liliac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller can be frequently spotted in Etosha, Namibia, but it usually flies away before you manage to take a photo. This one was bold enough to make a fashion show for us and showed how colourful she was.

For more photos from our family African Safari visit our fan page: Walking Stones