A bit of this and that from the EcoTraining Camp at Mashatu, Botswana


If a tortoise loses its shell, is it homeless or naked?

Now, THIS is a roadblock…This young elephant did not want to move, neither did we want it to leave eating due to our presence. So we reversed and took the long way round. The ‘road less travelled’ so to speak.

A young Baobab Tree. Often referred to as the upside-down tree, these spectacular specimens have been around for thousands of years. Here are some interesting facts about this species:https://africageographic.com/blog/9-fascinating-baobab-tree-facts/

A pair of Klipspringers. Only the males have horns, and much like another small antelope species, the Steenbok, they pair for life, which can be 10 to15 years.

A guide or a guardian? Or perhaps both? One of the EcoTraining back-up staff keeping a wary eye open for any of the dangerous game species in the area.

This was the closest I got to a lion! That being said, I did hear them vocalizing every night during my stay at this EcoTraining camp

Looking across the Northern border of South Africa. When it is flowing, this is the Limpopo River

With most of its roots exposed, it is amazing that this tree not only survives but flourishes.

One of the most inquisitive of the Mongoose family. This Dwarf Mongoose was one of several that sat on the rocks watching us, watching them. Did you know that the collective noun for mongoose is a ‘business‘?

Time for a photograph of one of the students photographing the sunset!The perfect ending to a day that was educational, informative and entertaining.

Just another day in Africa…

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