Moremi is renowned for its abundance of predators, and, sharing unfenced borders with the Moremi, the Tuskers concession is home to resident lions, stalking leopards, wild dogs, among others. Hyenas send their eerie calls into the night, and are often discovered lurking around carcasses. The cheetah is a rare and unique big cat, also living in the concession, while the great Nile crocodile lies low in the deeper waters.
Elephants populate this area of Botswana in such great numbers and can be seen ambling contently through the lodge grounds, at the pan in front of the lodge, or bulldozing through the mopane woodlands they like so much. Other mammals that flourish in the concession are Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, lechwe, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, kudu, sable, warthog, and baboon.
The varying habitats offer a smorgasbord of birder’s delights, from water bird species, which are abundant around the pans and lagoons, to grassland birds, raptors, and ground fowls that send a shrieking chorus into the first morning light. Summer brings in the migrant species, which fleck colour through the trees and add unfamiliar calls to the surrounding sounds.
Tuskers Bush Camp is located in a vast private concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve, and sightings like these are plentiful and entirely exclusive.
A fantastic sighting of a breeding herd of elephants seen in Tuskers Bush Camp private concession on the eastern border of Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana.
The greater painted snipe is a fascinating and unusual species of wader occurring in the marshy wetlands of Botswana and elsewhere.