Category: General

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Gonarezhou National Park – Zimbabwe

Tucked away in the southeast of Zimbabwe is a game reserve called Gonarezhou National Park.  This wild gem is a transfrontier park that shares borders with Mozambique and South Africa.  Being remote and a...

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Sandgrouse : Unique water gatherers

Sandgrouse predominantly inhabit dry and arid regions, and we have encountered them often during our trips to Namibia and the Kalahari.  It’s not uncommon to see the occasional pair near the roadside, giving the...

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Marloth Park – A Wildlife Paradise

Marloth Park’s website describes it as a wildlife paradise. This idyllic spot is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, directly opposite the Kruger National Park.  A short 14 km drive from Marloth...

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The Island Nature Reserve – a birding hotspot

For an unparalleled opportunity to photograph Knysna Turacos and other forest birds, a visit to The Island Nature Reserve is a must.  This delightful forest haven is situated 25kms from Gqweberha (formerly known as...

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Grootvadersbos Nature Reserve

We recently paid a short visit to Grootvadersbos Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site about a two and a half hour drive from our hometown of Knysna (South Africa).  This unique little reserve...

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Nesting Bee-eaters

Breeding colonies of White-fronted Bee-eaters are often found nesting in the banks of eroded gullies, where they excavate tunnels over a metre long into the vertical sand-face, creating a nest at the end of...

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MOUNTAIN ZEBRA PARK – A KAROO GEM

If you drive from Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) to Bloemfontein, your route will take you past Cradock. Just a few kilometers west of this historic little Eastern Cape town, you will come across the...

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Secretarybird Extravaganza

When Rob and I were last in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, we stayed at the Nossop campsite from which it is a short drive to the Kang waterhole.  We like to sit at a...

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Mana Pools – Part Two

Mana Pools – Part One can be found here While we were at Mana Pools we took a morning walk with a local guide and this is highly recommended. He took us to a...

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Mana Pools – Part One

Mana Pools National Park is located in northern Zimbabwe, along the Zambezi River, which forms the boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The park covers an area of over 6,500 sq km and it is...

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Discovering the Okavango River from Nunda River Lodge

Birders can do crazy things.  They plan trips around random bird sightings that others have had or hop on a plane and fly halfway across the world to catch a glimpse of a particular...

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Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe

Brief History Hwange National Park was established in 1928 as the Wankie Game Reserve, Wankie being the colonialist’s version of Hwange, and at 14,600 sq km in area it is the largest National Park...

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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...