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The African Effect

I was in the bush with one of my closest friends two weeks ago and the red-chested cuckoos were calling. These are migratory birds that arrived back in South Africa at the start of summer and their monotonous “piet-my-vrou…” call signals…
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East Africa: Golden Age of Travel

Tanzania has been open to travel since June and Kenya since the start of September. If there was ever a time to explore these East African gems, it is NOW. Global travel is still slow and as a result, East Africa has no crowds, accommodation…
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A Mother's Day Video: Thank You To Mothers Everywhere

One of my all-time favourite sightings was watching a tiny, newborn elephant take its first steps amongst the jostling, tender excitedness of its herd. As is typical of elephants, there was great ceremony to the occasion and the herd was…
Linkwasha Lodge - Private Guides - Wild Again
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What To Pack For Safari: The Essential Guide

Packing for your safari can be a daunting task. Maybe it's your first safari ever or you're heading to a continent you've never visited before and aren't quite sure what to expect. You know you'll be in the wilderness and not close to your…
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What Is Yin Yoga And How Tracking A Leopard Proves You Need It?

There is something exhilarating about moving quickly on the fresh tracks of a leopard. You can see the paw marks clearly in the sand, the edges still sharp and clear. Your breath quickens and you feel energized. You're moving faster now, finding…
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What is A Summer Safari Like in Botswana and Zambia?

Christmas in The Bush! This was one of my most fun safaris to date. The trip was in celebration of Helen's 60th birthday and I couldn't have imagined a more fun family (thank you the Cardons and Masons) to spend Christmas with. If you've…
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Victoria Falls Back in FLOOD!

In December last year (when the videos in this blog were taken) Victoria Falls was at some of its lowest ever recorded levels as a result of more than a year of drought. There was great concern in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia as the life-giving…
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Mombo: Africa's Ultimate Destination

Known as the Place of Plenty, Mombo in Botswana's Okavango Delta, has some of the highest densities of wildlife in what is already a wildlife rich area. Doc, our incredible local guide, announced upon arrival, "Welcome to paradise". We couldn't…
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Uganda: Where Dreams Come True

“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.” Winston Churchill wrote these words in 1908 and…
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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,…