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January 22, 2019

KAZA: LIVING WITH WILDLIFE IN WORLD’S LARGEST TRANSFRONTIER AREA

Ever heard of KAZA? Let me enlighten you to the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area; the world’s largest cross border conservation area, almost twice the size of the UK. This […]
November 9, 2018
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Don’t Follow Me into Namibia Sand Dunes – a fool and her story

You can follow me anywhere now that I’ve visited over 200 safari lodges, but back when I was a mere Africa travel novice, you would have been and idiot to […]
July 26, 2018

Tanzania’s Top 5 Must-See Safari Destinations

When it comes to choosing a prime location for an African safari, there’s no better choice than Tanzania. Here’s our Top 5 Tanzania Safari Must-See’s covering the best range of locations, […]
July 18, 2018

MY KISS WITH MANDELA

On this 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s birth, I can never forget that big fat kiss he gave me. Here’s  how   came about…… I was assisting a very poor school […]
January 19, 2018

TURTLES & ELEPHANTS IN A MOZAMBIQUE TRANSFRONTIER PARK

African animals recognise no boundaries, apart from the territories they claim for themselves and the fences that bind them. I went to Ponto de Ouro Protected Marina Area and Maputo […]
August 12, 2017

World Elephant Day

In homage to World Elephant Day (12 August 2017)  here are some previously unpublished photos of elephants by the brilliant photographer Roy Terlien, who happens to live around the corner from me. […]
July 25, 2017

Volcano Tourism in Tanzania

Ol Doingyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania is about to explode! Tourism today is about experiences; seeing and doing the kind of things you don’t do at home. It doesn’t get […]
June 30, 2017

Kruger Park Enforces Daily Visitor Quotas

To manage Kruger National Park’s human carrying capacity, there is a daily quota for the number of day visitors. You can pre-book for day visits in three time slots, but […]
June 9, 2017

Knysna Guest Houses & Hotels Burned to the Ground

Massive bush fires swept through the Garden Route holiday towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (early June 2017) because of very strong Berg winds (hot winds from the interior), burning […]
April 24, 2017

5 Day Guide to Happiness in Knysna

We had never met but still made ourselves at home in each other’s house for a couple of weeks. It was my first Home Exchange and I lucked out in […]