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Big Cat Safari

Big Cat Safari

Due to the popularity of our 2012 Exposé safari focusing on big cat conservation in Southern Africa, a similar itinerary is being offered again in 2013!

Expos in the Field! Leopard Lion Cub Protecting the Kill African Luxury Cheetahs Keeping Watch
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This 11-day safari will be guided by professional photographer, Michele Benoy-Westmorland. Our first stop will be Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Our base will be Kalahari Plains Camp for three nights. The Kalahari is most famous for providing superb cheetah sightings and also as the home of the beautiful black-maned Kalahari lions. During our stay we will also spend some time with the local San people getting to know this ancient culture and their unique survival techniques, born from living in this harsh paradise.

After the cheetahs of the Kalahari we head to the heart of the Okavango Delta where will be spending three nights at Duba Plains Camp, home to National Geographic and the Joubert’s feature film The Last Lions. Here, we will be hosted by the legendary Duba guide James 007. James 007, a native of Botswana, has been in residence at Duba for over a decade. His knowledge of the Duba lions – their pride dynamics and structure – is arguably on par with some of the species’ greatest researchers. To explore Duba, under his guidance, is a rare opportunity.

After a night of luxury at Johannesburg's Fairlawns Hotel, we head to the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park, spending the next three nights at MalaMala Sable Camp. MalaMala is widely regarded as one of the best places to see leopard in all of Africa. Not only that, but recent statistics indicate that visitors staying more than one night in the reserve have a better than 99% chance of seeing Africa's "big five" all in one day!

Brief Itinerary

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