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Skyways Lion Encounter

Skyways Lion Encounter

Zululand is well known for hot and humid mid-summer days and to-day was no exception.  I was due to meet my trail group in the late afternoon and as I drove to Masinda Camp, I pondered what type of people I was about to meet and how they would fair out in the bush...
Devotion to duty in the Umfolozi Wilderness

Devotion to duty in the Umfolozi Wilderness

Nobody relishes the “month end” administrative paperwork attached to any job and least of all game rangers who find offices the most intimidating concrete structures that they must periodically submit to! This was where I was on this hot and humid Friday afternoon...
Birthday Bashes in the Bush

Birthday Bashes in the Bush

It is just after midday when we arrive at our delightful camp site in the Khama Rhino Reserve in Botswana, leaving behind a countrywide cold front. I said to Jenny ‘let’s escape to the warmth of the bush’ only to find the nighttime temp in our camp was only a tad...
Snakes for Africa

Snakes for Africa

I was fortunate to have lived in and attended school in Kenya which, in those days, was the Safari Mecca of Africa.  The capital, Nairobi, was a continual buzz of khaki-clad adventure seekers about to journey into the wild unknown.  The hotels, shop owners and curio...
Okavango Hippo Attack

Okavango Hippo Attack

It was in the recent past that I was reading an interesting article by Kingsley Holgate where mention was made of the ‘seven pebble’ story which equates to a man’s active life, whereby each pebble denotes a 10-year bracket. On my last trip to Botswana in November 2008...