The Elephants of Chobe: Friends

This was an interesting moment in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. This Elephant seemed to be an outcast from a nearby herd. She was trumpeting at my group out on a boat in the river and wasn’t very happy. The other Elephants just seemed to be ignoring her. Suddenly a second larger Elephant came running across bellowing at us! She then made contact…

The Elephants of Chobe: Young and Playful

Whilst travelling around Botswana’s Chobe National Park I came across this little fella. It pays to always show caution when the mother is about, but luckily this one was happy to leave us be while the young elephant just peacefully checked us out. This little guy on the other hand was very rambunctious! Rolling in the mud…

The Elephants of Chobe: Up Close and Angry!

Chobe National Park in north-eastern Botswana is home to at least 50,000 African Elephants. This is possibly the highest number of Elephants in one place in Africa. Everyday you are in the park you are bound to encounter them, be it in large herds or singular encounters. This one burst out of the scrub unexpectedly and didn’t particularly like…

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…

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…

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…

Travel Misadventures….I seem to have had a few!

I was writing some comments on a fellow bloggers post recently and it got me thinking about some of the misadventures I have had travelling over the years. When writing a travel blog you normally focus on all the good things that you have seen, eaten and done, but over time it can be quite amusing to…

A photo journal of Southern Africa (2004)

In August 2004 I headed to Southern Africa with one of my best friends to predominately go camping in National Parks, including “wild camping”  in Botswana (i.e. not in a dedicated camping ground). Every day was an adventure and it was just like living in a wildlife documentary for a month. Imagine being awoken by Elephants in your…