The White Rhino’s of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The White Rhino’s of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park near Livingstone in Zambia has numerous woodland and grassland sections. It is home to a variety of wildlife including White Rhinoceros that lives on the grassy plains. Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke that Thunders” is from the Kololo tribe language and refers to the nearby Victoria Falls. The Rhino (Black and White) is sadly an endangered species … Continue reading

Ultralight Flight over Victoria Falls

Ultralight Flight over Victoria Falls

When I travelled through Zambia in August 2004, I not only enjoyed the stunning views of Victoria Falls from ground level, I also had the opportunity to take a joy flight in an ultralight over the “The Smoke that Thunders“. That was something I was not going to pass up! You were not allowed to … Continue reading

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Awe inspiring is a good way of summing up your first view of Victoria Falls. The Kololo tribe of people living nearby in the 1800’s  described the falls as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “The Smoke that Thunders“. That to me is the perfect description. The noise from the vast amount of water crashing over the falls is incredible … Continue reading

White Water Rafting the Zambesi River – back from a potential watery grave with a smile on your face!

White Water Rafting the Zambesi River – back from a potential watery grave with a smile on your face!

What better way to face a near death experience than with one of your best mates? Our first go at white water rafting was on the Zambesi River below the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia in August, 2004 (almost 10 years ago to the day. Wow! Where does the time go?). This proved to be … Continue reading

Tanks, Roll Out!

Tanks, Roll Out!

At the recent Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington they had a little diversion from the aviation displays. A part of their collection includes World War Two tanks and on this event they were driving around their American M4A1 Sherman and Soviet era KMDB (Main Design Bureau) T-34/85 medium tanks. … Continue reading

One Tree Hill, Auckland NZ

One Tree Hill, Auckland NZ

One Tree Hill in Auckland, New Zealand provides some great views of the city and the surrounding bays and countryside. On the summit of the hill is the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell (1817-1912) surmounted by an obelisk (he was a famous NZ politician and businessman). He bequeathed £5000 for the obelisk which serves as … Continue reading