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Life After Death

Life’s harsh realities become strikingly apparent when venturing into the wild, especially when exploring the different game parks of Africa. During a trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana, we came across the remains...

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Woodbourne Wetland Knysna

There are many excellent birding spots along the Garden Route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, offering up quite easy access to an enormous variety of birds through a chain of National Parks and...

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Well Owl Be Damned!

Owls mean different things to different people.  I personally love them, but for many who are superstitious, they are believed to be harbingers of death and misfortune.  Perhaps you shape your reality of things...

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A Visit to Lake Kariba

The construction of Kariba Dam The construction of the Kariba Dam was completed in 1959, an incredible feat of engineering aimed at harnessing the mighty Zambezi River, marking the boundary between the present-day Zambia...

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Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary

The road from Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has accommodations and camping establishments.  We have passed the Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary often on our way to the Park, always without stopping to see...

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Feathered Nurseries – Gweru Antelope Park

The Gweru Antelope Park, set in over 3000 acres of mostly open savannah near Gweru in Central Zimbabwe, is home to a wide variety of animals including elephants, lions, giraffe, zebra and, in keeping...

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A visit to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

I wrote a few weeks ago about our visit to Kasanka National Park in Zambia.  Next on our itinerary was South Luangwa National Park, which we entered from the northern side.  This approach presented...

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Cycling in Namibia – Part Three

Cycling from River to River – Namibia Part Three – Uis – Ruacana (504 km – 5 days) Map data: Google Part One – Cycling from Sendelings Drift to Hammerstein can be found here...

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South Africa’s Spring Flower Pageant

It’s that time again!!  August and September in South Africa mark the months of the year when nature awakens in the Western Cape and Namaqualand, presenting a breathtaking display of abundance and creation. This...

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Cycling in Namibia – Part Two

Cycling from River to River – Namibia Part Two – Hammerstein Lodge – Uis (589 km – 5 days) Map data: Google Part One – Cycling from Sendelings Drift to Hammerstein can be found...

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Cycling in Namibia – Part One

Cycling from River to River – Namibia Part One – Sendelingsdrift – Hammerstein (496 km – 5 days) The idea of cycling the length of Namibia, from the Orange (Gariep) River in the south...

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The Fishermen of Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, as the name implies, is an enormous freshwater lake in the African country of Malawi. This impressive body of water stretches across two other countries – Mozambique and Tanzania.  With the longest...

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Kubu Island – Botswana

During June of 2023 Jane and I took a trip to a spot which we have wanted to visit for a long time – Kubu (or Lekhubu) Island in the great Makgadigadi Pans of...