When I visited South Africa one of my bucket list things to do was camp in the famed Kruger National Park. This park is one of the largest in Africa, bordering both Zimbabwe and Mozambique and teems with a rich diversity of wildlife. Something I hoped to see was Lions but amazingly even though I could hear their roars … Continue reading
The Okavango Delta in north-west Botswana is a stunning and very large inland delta of permanent marshlands and seasonally flooded plains formed from the flow of the River Okavango. The delta is rare in that it does not flow into the ocean and is made up of lakes, canals, swamp and islands. Wild camping on one … Continue reading
This was actually one of my favourite photos from my time in Africa. It says it all regarding the Hippo. Big and aggressive, get in their way and it will not end well for you (they kill more people each year than any other animal apparently). They are one mighty creature!
The Cape or African Buffalo is a creature to respect. Big and mean, you do not mess with a Buffalo. The average weight of a Buffalo is 425 kg to 870 kg (935 to 1,910 pounds) and the bulls are at least 100 kg (220 pounds) heavier than the cows. Big beasts, they roam in herds and … Continue reading
On the edge of Chobe National Park in Botswana sits the Kasane Forest Reserve. Wildlife spotting is sometimes more prolific in the forest than in the park itself. My time there was rewarded with close Elephant encounters, plenty of Giraffes and even Warthogs! It always fascinates me how quiet such a huge beast as an … Continue reading