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Image of The Month | February 2017

Botswana offers some of the best wildlife watching experiences in the world. Here vast, largely uninhabited tracts of wilderness remain, populated with sprawling herds of game and the carnivores that prey on them.

The apex predator of the Botswanan ecosystem is the Lion. Having disappeared completely from about half of the African countries it once inhabited, Botswana remains one of the last strongholds where large numbers of Lion still roam unfenced wildernesses.

Apart from their healthy population, the Botswanan Lions are well-known for their inclination to hunt game larger than their counterparts elsewhere in Africa. In particular, they will regularly take down Buffalo and even Elephant!

During our upcoming Botswana Wildlife and Victoria Falls tour, we will be visiting the prime Lion viewing areas of Botswana: Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Whilst we would, of course, have to be extremely fortunate to witness a lion hunt we can look forward to some great Lion encounters and will be on the lookout for the many other carnivores in this wilderness: Leopard, Cheetah, African Wild Dog, and smaller felines, jackals, foxes, and mongoose. We will also have ample time to watch the abundant game that they are following: from Elephants and Buffalo to majestic Sable and localized Red Lechwe. To cap off some of the best wildlife watching the world has to offer, we will end our tour at the legendary Victoria Falls.

Our next safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls:

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LH - Best of Botswana & Vic Falls 17

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One of the best trips I’ve been on. The sightings were fantastic, Andre was great, the food phenomenal and the support staff exceptional!
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LH - Tailor-made South Africa & Botswana October 2018

I want to thank all of you at Rockjumper who worked to give me and my six friends the trip of a lifetime! The trip was perfectly planned; we saw a wonderful array of sights in perfect settings and lodgings all throughout the thirteen days. Logistically, everything worked like clockwork and it took all the stress out of traveling.

But without a doubt, what made the trip so incredibly special was our tour guide/leader, Rainer Summers. He not only lead us to the sights, through airports and into the bush but he managed to keep us all together, without losing anyone for more than five minutes – and I can assure you: that was not an easy task. (We really are not senile – just a bit independent).

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He also made sure that everyone was comfortable and at ease in all situations. He anticipated everyone’s needs and he ensured that we all had what we needed and/or wanted everywhere.

But most of all, Rainer was delightful to be with. He was fun and his wit and sense of humor made him a great companion. He is a tremendous asset to your organization. We all would like to return to Africa and Rockjumper’s tours but we will want to have no one but Rainer with us!!! We cannot envision a tour leader who could top this experience.

So, thank you for arranging the tour and a special thanks for choosing Rainer to be our guide. It was a magnificent experience and a week later, I am still wishing I was in Africa!

Sincerely,
LH

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