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Postby Aviad Bar » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi

My name is Aviad and I am a herpetologist from Israel.

During October me and my partner are planning a two weeks herping trip.

We are interest in photographing all reptiles' species at the wild, but our main goal is snakes.

On my last reptiles trips to the southern Africa region I visited at Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

I wonder if October is a good time to look for reptiles in Botswana and/or Zambia.

Does any one can help with tips for planning our trip?

Are there any relevant local "reptiles' people" in this countries that can join us at the field?

I know that South Africa is one of the best places in that region to look for snake, is it safe to do such a trip there (camping most of the time)?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Aviad Bar » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:44 am

A juvenile Mozambique spitting cobra from my last trip to zimbabwe
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Wallas » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:19 am

October is a great time and you will miss the floods of Botswana is you plan to go up to the Delta.

Check this for places to stay in South Africa, http://www.wheretostay.co.za/
Safe - if you plan to stay in game parks it is safe.

For people to travel with, I would say a good start will be to ask clubs and maybe see to join them on a day trip and take it from their, http://www.reptilepets.co.za/rp90sa15.htm

The best places in South Africa I would say is Limpopo and the North Cape.

Just pm if you want to talk more.
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Aviad Bar » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:05 pm

Few photos from my last trip to Namibia and SA.
Amazing countries that has an amazing reptiles.
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Aviad Bar » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:07 pm

and few more
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Aviad Bar » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:25 pm

another animal from Namibia.
Can you recognize :-) ?
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby Bryon865 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:04 am

Nice snapshots.
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Re: herping in southern Africa

Postby froot » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:04 am

another animal from Namibia.
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