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Even a coalition of young, strong males knows when it is best to give up a favoured, elevated resting spot and move on - gracefully of course. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #Okavangoriverofdreams #limbo #knowyourlimits

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Deep waters can flow strongly and swiftly. For a little elephant, holding on to a tail during a channel crossing may not always be necessary, but it is a welcome comfort. #okavangoriverofdreams #paradise #botswana #thejoyofelephants

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The tusks of thousands of elephants burned in Kenya in 2016 - the largest ivory burn to date. These burns are controversial acts against poaching because of the high monetary value of ivory, and while Kenya didn’t expect this to end the poaching, it was sending out a strong message that elephants are worth more alive, and that Kenya was stepping up their war against those who traffic wildlife and wildlife products. Why not sell the ivory and use the money for the conservation of these animals? Well, these tusks are mostly from elephants illegally killed for their ivory which has been confiscated over the years, and Kenya refuses to make money from contraband. Also, ivory released for sale in the past ended up fuelling the demand and there was a sudden and extreme rise in elephant poaching which has cost countries countless more millions than were ever raised. Tanzania lost over half their elephant population in just 5 years. and Africa lost a whopping third of all elephants. Many people don’t know that elephants are killed for their tusks and believe that they fall out naturally. They don’t. Since this burn a number of important things have happened. China has banned the sale of ivory and while there is still illegal trade happening, prices have fallen dramatically and so has elephant poaching. However, in Southern Africa, where the world's last substantial elephant population remains, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe are calling for an end to the ban in trade of raw ivory and are planning to apply for these changes at the next CITES to conference, declaring that the money raised will be used for conservation and anti-poaching. #worldelephantday #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #kenyaivoryburn #whenthebuyingstopsthekillingcantoo

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The dominant male of the Tsaro Pride at Duba Plains in the Okavango surveys the wide-open landscape in front of him from an unusual perch. Duba's lions are known for their swimming prowess - essential in their watery environment and a skill that has made them highly muscular and some of the biggest lions to be found. Recently, we've noticed that these innovative lions are increasingly using trees as a vantage point from which to plan a hunt. The lionesses have become rather good at it. This male did not however, manage to descend quite as comfortably as he climbed up. Unlike leopards, lions' ankle joints have not evolved to grip branches - particularly on the way down and he ended up in a highly undignified tumble. This experiment in arboreal use may not have worked out perfectly for him, however seeing these lions constantly pushing their hunting strategies in this difficult ecosystem is promising for the future - a future that is increasingly precarious in a changing climate and shrinking habitat. It's promising because it shows that lions can adapt and learn to use their environment to their advantage. But judging from the fact that there are more statues of lions left in the world than actual lions, we know that we have to do all that we can to help these big cats - no matter how innovative they are. Ten years ago, together with @dereckjoubert, and @NatGeo, we set up the Big Cats Initiative as a long-term effort to halt their decline in the wild. To date, this has supported more than 120 innovative projects in 28 countries, all helping big cats and communities thrive. To learn more about the #BigCatsInitiative this #WorldLionDay or to help, please visit natgeo.org/bigcats. #Thisismytrophy

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno. The dry lands of the Makgadikgadi are home to these very social, very smart little creatures. They may be fooled by certain birds but their collaborative nature ensures that they thrive in the harsh landscape. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert #meerkats

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno They may be a highly endangered species but a painted dog alpha female can be extremely busy... #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno. Migrations into a land where the sky and the earth melt into each other. Zebras walk in their thousands through dust and hardship, driven by an ancient urge that cannot be ignored. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert #Makgadikgadi

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno When the waters recede, remaining puddles are hugely important to countless individuals. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno Drying channels are excellent for fish-eating water birds. The shallow waters become fish traps and countless birds congregate to take advantage of this feast. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno A windfall for a young leopard. Leopards don't mind if meat is rather...matured, so finding a giraffe kill is absolute gold. There's no chance of dragging this into a tree though. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno When things heat up, the residents of the Okavango need to find relief from the scorching sun. Once again, water is what rules over every living thing in the Okavango - animal and plant. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo Crocodiles haven't changed much in aeons - they haven't needed to. They have the perfect camouflage, a metabolism that doesn't need feeding constantly and they use the Okavango's waters to their absolute advantage. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but, with so many predators around, it is essential to know how to fight for your life and use the water to your advantage. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Limbo #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. A coalition in their prime. These Okavango Lions are amazing individuals, massively strong and impressively focused. Working together just means that they are that much more of a force to be reckoned with. But even coalitions can struggle to find and keep a territory. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The constant movement of huge elephants create pathways and channels through reeds and vegetation, allowing access to new areas for numerous other smaller species. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo Territory is important and has to be defended, sometimes viciously. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. Huge herds of buffalo abound. They are water dependent animals so won't be found too far from a water source. What does that mean for the big lion prides when the Okavango waters recede? #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 2. Limbo. With changes in vegetation comes changes in wildlife. Buffalo herds move with the green grass and water but the lions are left in their territories and they may have to change their hunting techniques... #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The Okavango is constantly in flux. It is a place of extremes - of floods and droughts, and the wildlife can ebb and flow with the waters. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Isn't that amazing? An intricate weaver's nest, built from grass and tree fronds and reinforced with plastic. What's especially amazing is just how far our reliance on throw-away plastic has gone and the impact that it is having around the world. While we need to focus on a fast-changing climate, rapidly increasing human population and concurrently decreasing wild habitats, this should be a relatively easily solveable problem to tackle. Join us in pledging to reduce your use of single-use plastic and let's move towards a greener, more sustainable future. https://greatplainsconservation.com/pledge/ #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeforever #taketheplasticpledge

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but, with so many predators around, it is essential to know how to move as fast as possible through a swamp. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. Check your TV listings for our brand new three-part documentary that will soon be showing on Nat Geo Wild internationally and slightly later on PBS for US audiences. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1. Paradise. It may be paradise, but the Okavango is always challenging to those who live there, and everyone needs to know how to swim! #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1. Paradise. Wilderness and oxbow lakes as far as the eye can see. The Okavango is in many ways, a true paradise. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but dangers lurk. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. We have been following the #OkavangoLions for many years - and they still astound us. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing? What world will you inherit? Well that, is not for you as a budding lion king to decide. It’s up to us. As they say, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions. https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing? Keep your kids close, and love them. Male lions who spend a lot of time with the pride and play with cubs have many eyes on the look out for interlopers. They get more food and they develop bonds with their sons. This is important because one day the boys gang up on you and demand their inheritance (read King Lear by some guy called Shakespeare). When they do this, it is good to understand their moves and to buy yourself a little more time as King. You can step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions. https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing? Stick with your pride. They are your lifeline and they will literally put their lives on the line for you. Solitary living may be all very well for leopards, but living with others has its distinct advantages in the security, food and grooming services! Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions. https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing? Pick your high ground. Male lions and Lion Kings, pick high ground, to keep cool but also to LOOK cool. Later in life manes will aid this visual display. Manes flags sending a signal to other lions that they are in residence, that the territory is taken and that the resident King is fit and healthy and ready to fight. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions. https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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Plastic is everywhere - absolutely everywhere - and it is impacting the planet in a massive, negative way. It's time to move away from our reliance on singe-use plastic and move towards a cleaner, more sustainable, less destructive future. Will you take the Pledge with us? https://greatplainsconservation.com/pledge/ #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeforever

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing? Pick your shade. Male lions develop manes. In Africa, that means they are hot! I don’t mean sizzling sexy hot, I mean heated up, exhausting, hot and if lions could sweat (they can’t) they would be dripping, But they do pant. Male lions are about 12% hotter than females because of these dark manes. But don’t, DO NOT, EVER shave. That mane is vitally important. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions. https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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Little #lostcub … what happened? We share this news with a heavy heart: the remarkable little youngster who somehow ended up in the wrong pride, and fought so hard to survive, has once again disappeared. There’s been no sign of her for the last couple of weeks, and no sign of her original mother, which can only point to a sad outcome: it’s unlikely that she’s made it. We know so many of you were rooting for her. She repeatedly surprised all of us, as did Fekeetsa and the rest of the pride that took her in. This story highlights just how tough it is for an adult lion out there – never mind a tiny, lost cub. If she’s taught us anything, it’s that the fight for survival is incredibly strong and giving up is not an option … even when the odds are insurmountable. And while it wasn’t within our power to save her, we can make a difference for other lions by easing the perfect storm of threats they currently face, especially human-caused dangers like poaching, trophy hunting and habitat loss. We need to conserve as much wild land as we can, and ensure it’s a safe haven for wildlife. We will do all that we can to make that happen, and we hope that you will join our efforts. Goodbye, little lost cub. You were quite something. #lionqueen #lionrecoveryfund #bci #thelionking #landforlions #fekeetsa #dubaplains #okavangolions #bigcatconservation #greatplainsfoundation #futurelionkings

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An elegant curve of feathers forms a highly efficient fish trap. Black herons will wait motionless, their wings held in a perfect circle, forming a disk of shade below the water - similar to that of a lily pad. Little fish will often hide under lily pads where they are safe from the sharp eyes of avian piscivores... unless their chosen lily pad is in fact a disguise! Clever egrets. #okavangobirding #blackegret #stealthpredator #specialisedhunter #fishing #botswana #cleveregrets

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The hunt is on. Low light and dust will help the lions here even though the buffalo are well aware of their presence. With well-practiced ambush roles, the lionesses will see a possibility and work it to their advantage. With herbivores this big and aggressive, it doesn’t do to take chances though. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #lionsofinstagram #okavangolions #lionsvsbuffalo

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Most large herbivores on the savanna are often accompanied by a mix of avian opportunists, ready to snatch any insects - or even small fish and amphibians in shallow water, that are disturbed. #avianopportunists #hippo #egrets #okavango #botswana #everythingislinked

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There have been many fires in the Okavango recently. One positive thing about the smoke in the air, is the outstanding intensity of the sunsets and sunrises. #okavangodusk #naturespalette #redskyatnight #beverlyjoubertfineart

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The only place that ivory belongs. #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #whenthebuyingstopsthekillingcantoo

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Feathers require a lot of work - particularly if they’re to keep you waterproof as well as enable you to soar through the air. Birds will spend a lot of time grooming, making sure that their feathers are in the best possible shape. But even well-groomed feathers can get a bit waterlogged. A sunbathing stance will not only dry wet wings but is also likely to help with temperature regulation. #pelican #sunbathingstance #birdingbotswana #silhouette

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Perfect arachnid geometry, highlighted by the morning’s mists. #okavango #spiderweb #waterdroplets #littlethings #beautyofnature

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A huge thank you to all who came to support my exhibition at the National Geographic Fine Arts Gallery in SoHo, NY. What an exceptional event and it was such a pleasure to meet you all. For those who will be in the area, the exhibit will run for another month, so please do drop by to have a look at 450 West Broadway, New York. #natgeofineart #beverlyjoubertfineart #wildlifephotography

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Almost obscured- a battle of dominance plays out in the mist. It might not be easy to see them, but we can certainly hear them from far! #thisismytrophy #fightinghippos #okavangomist #shadowboxing

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A big thank you to all who joined us at this weekend’s opening of my exhibition at the new National Geographic Fine Art Galleries in New York. It has felt very successful, packed with interested viewers. An example of how people want to celebrate the beauty of Africa and collect images not trophies. Thank you to all. It’s been an absolute pleasure. #natgeofineart #beverlyjoubertfineart

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An invitation to all in New York. Hope to see you there. NEW RELEASE UNVEILING & PHOTO EXHIBITION WITH BEVERLY JOUBERT SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH | 2 - 5PM Join us as we welcome National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Beverly Joubert to the National Geographic | Fine Art Galleries of New York City. Guests in attendance will witness the unveiling of new photography and have the chance to meet Beverly and Dereck Joubert. Behind every one of our iconic images is an amazing story. When you bring a National Geographic photograph into your home, you become part of the National Geographic legacy. To RSVP, please contact the SoHo National Geographic | Fine Art Galleries. PHONE: (646) 933-4590 | EMAIL: SOHO@NATGEOFINEART.COM 450 WEST BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012 #beverlyjoubertfineart

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The sun, a glowing ember in the sky, setting over still waters and relaxed elephants. The only sounds are soft splashes, grasshopper chirps and lyrical bird calls as they settle for the night. What an exceptional time of day. #selindaReserve #botswanasunsets #thejoyofelephants #taketime #thisismytrophy #rejuvenatingnature

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The great wildebeest migration of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti is an incredible sight - a natural phenomenon that brings in many thousands of tourists. Millions of animals have been following these ancient routes yearly and fossil evidence suggests they’ve been in the area for a million years. Somehow they know when they need to move and they go suddenly - on mass, following rains and fresh grass. They’re usually quite predictable but this year they started a full month earlier than usual. If this is due to changes in weather patterns as is being suggested by ecologists, it’s going to be interesting to see how well they do this calving season and if this sudden shift is yet another warning to us that the natural world is under immense strain. #wildebeestmigration #maasaimara #ancientmigrations #changingecosystems #thereisnoplanetb

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Here’s some good news. #RhinosWithoutBorders has been working to save rhinos from the extreme high levels of poaching they’re experiencing. With @greatplainsfoundation and @andbeyondtravel we’ve pledged to move 100 rhinos from poaching hotspots to safety in Botswana. Over the past couple of years, thanks to great support from all over the world, we have so far moved 87 rhinos and have just been joined by the 28th calf. If you’d like to read more about this project please visit rhinoswithoutborders.com. #goodnewsconservation #rhinohornisnotmedicine #thereisnoplanetb #rhinoconservation

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The games of youth. Endless boisterous battles that teach agility and those essential hunting skills that they will one day, need to depend on. #littlebigcats #lionplay #okavangolions #lioncubs #bigcatsofinstagram

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A soft contact call that grows and grows until it vibrates through your bones and raises the hairs on the nape of your neck... #thisismytrophy #contactcall #bigcats #lioness #lion #botswana #ripped

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Gathered together like ants around a sugar bowl, family groups of zebras (plus a single springbok if you like to find the odd one out) congregate in the shallow water that has covered the Makgadikgadi salt pans in Botswana. Ancient wildlife paths to the vast Mkgadikgadi Pans were blocked by cattle fences in the 1960s, and a massive migration of zebras and wildebeest was lost. Recently, however, a fence was dropped, and despite the fact that no zebra alive would have previously walked this route, the migration was revived. Researchers believe that these important migratory routes are somehow genetically encoded and are working to discover the mechanisms behind it. But this does show us how much we don’t know, and how important historical migratory routes are. This #WorldEnvironmentDay it is certainly worthwhile assessing other fences and the impact (positive or negative) that they may be having. This is especially relevant now, as the Botswana government has announced that it will be closing numerous migratory routes in a bid to curb elephant movement. #EnvironmentDay #makgadikgadi#zebramigration#ancientwildliferoutes #botswana