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Victoria Falls: One For the Adrenaline Junkies

For over 2500km the Zambezi River flows through six African countries wending its way to the Indian Ocean. Punctuating it's half way point is one of the named seven natural wonders of the world, the largest curtain on water falling on the planet,…
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The Deafening Clarity of Silence

A few days ago I participated in a Vipassana meditation course. One of the aspects to this ten day training is a strict adherence to silence. The silence provides an opportunity to seal ourselves away from the words, gestures and eye contact…
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Mana Magic: Zimbabwe's Finest

There is no doubt that Mana Pools, in the northern reaches of Zimbabwe, is one of my favourite wilderness destinations in Africa. It's towering forests of winter-thorn acacia, mahogany, ebony and fig trees line the mighty Zambezi…
An Oasis in The Desert
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An Oasis in The Desert

The Okavango Delta is one of the world's most magnificent anomalies. In the middle of the desert lies an 18 000 square kilometer sprawling oasis of crystal clear water supporting an abundance of wildlife. 60 000 years ago, a shifting…
A Return To Londolozi Mecca
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A Return To Londolozi Mecca

Londolozi is somewhere that has a special place in my heart. Having spent countless hours on the land and with the animals there, it was wonderful to return to the newly-refurbished Relais & Chateaux Pioneer Camp for four nights of bliss.…
Tswalu- The Home of Curious Creatures
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Tswalu- The Home of Curious Creatures

Tswalu is a unique lodge found in the Northern Cape of South Africa in a desert area referred to as the Green Kalahari. It is the biggest private game reserve in South Africa, covering a whopping 114 000 hectares (282 000 acres). Situated in…
Wild Again Returning Home – Africa Through The Eyes of a Norwegian

Returning Home - Africa Through The Eyes of a Norwegian

"It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly…
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What AfrikaBurn And Wild Dogs Have in Common

In South Africa, it's burn season at the moment and by that I don't mean the natural veld fire kind. Rather it's the time of year where about ten thousand people head for the Tankwa Karoo to the small cousin equivalent of the Burning Man event…
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The Secret To Good Safari Karma

Over the last ten years of guiding I have noticed a clear phenomenon that can only be described as safari karma. It is a strange universal truth that those guests most relaxed and non-attached to what we see are the ones treated time and time…
Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

"We cannot simultaneously set a boundary and take care of another person's feelings"- Melody Beattie Just a few days ago on retreat in the KwaZulu-Natal bushveld, my guests and I sat watching a sleeping lion. It was dusk and the sky was…