We have been running our first safaris with our new water filter system on our safari vehicles now. I have been on a Leopard Safari for the last 3 weeks and I was quite excited to see how it would affect the daily life on safari and if we would feel any difference at all. Continue reading “My first safari with our new water filtration system”
First of all who knew taking up on a new life and new challenge would be amazing and breathtaking. Had someone told me sooner, I would have long quit teaching and become a translator. I recently started a new job as a translator with Bush Ways and I got the best pleasure to be thrown right in the mix at the get go. It all started normally, pack your bags you are going on a 6 night trip to Moremi Continue reading “MY SAFARI EXPERIENCE by Moitshephi Lorato Choto”
From this season on we will provide our guests on our mobile safaris with clean, fresh drinking water throughout the safari, right from the vehicle.
For a few months now we have been working on equipping our vehicles with special tanks and a water filtration system.
As we are operating in wilderness areas where environmental protection is one of our biggest concerns, we have come to the decision that we can no longer accept taking bottled water on our mobile safaris. An average safari has been using 70 x 5L water bottles, to ensure our guests always have enough drinking water. Those numbers added up to 7,000 single 5L bottles in one year – and a huge amount of plastic waste!
Not only are our guests now helping to protect our pristine environment by reducing the amount of waste, it’s much more convenient for them as there is no need to shop for water before their safari anymore.
Guests are advised to bring their own personal water bottle on safari, so that they can be refilled with the filtered water during the trip. And we can now all be proud of taking the next step towards a greener and healthier world!
This filtration system is a miniature version of the filter system that we have been operating in our camps for several years. It features a combination of 10 and 1 micron filters, a carbon filter and a UV light, to ensure that the water that we provide is safe for even the most sensitive of stomachs. It basically is a 3 phase filtration system which works as follows:
The first phase is a 10 micron pre-filter with an active carbon filter which the water passes through to filter out bigger particles and odours and colours that might be in the water.
The second phase then is a 1 micron filter which removes bacterias and parasites that might be in the water and are one of the main reasons for an upset stomach.
The third phase now is the UV light, which kills all the remaining bacterias and viruses which might have stayed in there after all the filtering.
For a more detailed explanation on how this filtration system works you can watch our training video here. https://youtu.be/Mhm8t4FEMZI
If you have any further questions please leave us a comment here.
Between the 10th and 13th of May 2019, thirty standard seven students from Khumaga Primary School came into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park for 24-hours each. Accompanying the students were eight parents and teachers. During each two-day, one-night trip, the participants went on two game drives, heard from a range of professionals in the conservation and tourism industries, participated in multiple activities and heard about Elephants for Africa’s (EfA’s) research activities. Continue reading “Our Environmental Club was out in the bush – Bush Ways Foundation and Elephants for Africa”
The Bed Night Bank by Travel for Impact
One of the local projects we as Bush Ways are supporting is the Bed Night Bank initiated by one of our partners #TravelforImpact and Safari Destinations – Botswana & Zimbabwe. Travel for Impact is a social enterprise that links the travel industry with local community projects in Northern Botswana. Travel for Impact aims to bridge the gap between the tourism sector and civil society, allowing visitors and tourism Continue reading “The Bed Night Bank and Bush Ways Foundation”
Generally one would say Botswana is known for its sunny clear skies almost all year round giving perfect sunset and sunrise views. However there are life giving summer rains marking the start of green season. After the rains, the landscape is left lush, green and beautiful. Continue reading “Safaris in the green or rainy season”
The profession of a guide is still more or less known as a men’s world. You need to be strong, you have to read the behaviour of animals, you have to protect people – all qualities that are well known for men. But this is not completely true, women as well can do this job, we are now living in a very modern and advanced world where also ladies can become guides… Continue reading “Bush Ways’ first female guide”
We just received this wonderful blog post by #PackforaPurpose about donations made by guests that travel to Sango Safari Camp. We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose and we are so grateful for all the support we are receiving from our generous guests travelling to Africa.
Read this awesome story here:
Over the past several years, whenever my husband and I travel to the far flung reaches of the globe that we always seem to end up in, I make a point of reaching out to the local community to arrange to bring much needed school supplies, children’s books, etc.
Bush Ways offers 3 different styles of safaris, the Semi Participation Camping, the Fully Serviced Camping and the Accommodated Safari. All these meet different preferences. Do you want to be adventurous and be part of all the fun of setting up a camp, the Semi Participation Safari is your safari. Continue reading “Bush Ways’ new safari”