FGASA Field Guide Course

From January to March, I lived a dream. For 60 days I studied wildlife, conservation, track and sign, trailing, bird calls, animal behaviour, etc, all while living in a tent, away from reliable phone reception and internet, under the punishing African sun and nights full of stars. I awoke at 4:30 each morning, went on … Continue reading FGASA Field Guide Course

Botswana blog: days 14-15

There is one redeeming quality in a 24-hour stomach flu: it only last 24 hours. When we awoke on the 14th morning, my husband was finally feeling human again. As you might recall from my last post, he had gotten violently ill the previous night (at 2am) and nearly scared a hippo to death with … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 14-15

Botswana blog: days 5&6

Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. After two nights in Maun and a lot of tar road driving, it was time to hit the gravel! Here's a quick recap of what we did in the first few days: Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve (Southgate Campsite) Moremi is a 2-3 hour drive from Maun, depending … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 5&6

Botswana Blog: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

I'm sitting in a rusty camp chair, my feet propped up on the back bumper of our trusty 4x4. To my left, a pair of banded mongooses roll and wrestle across the sand; to my right, a red-billed hornbill is calling out from his perch on the branch of a jackalberry tree. The mid-afternoon sun … Continue reading Botswana Blog: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

Botswana blog: the wildlife

This is part of an ongoing series. See Botswana Blog for more! T-minus four days until departure. I. Cannot. Wait. This post has a special interest to me, as wildlife is certainly the aspect of this trip I am the most excited about. I actually just came back from Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve here in … Continue reading Botswana blog: the wildlife