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

Maine Life

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park Did you know...? Mount Desert Island was formed by glacial movement, which began about 30,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. Bar Harbor has just around 5,000 year-round residents, but the neighbouring Acadia National Park sees up to 3 million tourists a year. A single cruise ship docked in … Continue reading Maine Life

Botswana blog: days 10 & 11

We awoke in Namibia to a crisp and clear morning. The sky above Livingstone's camp was like a Bob Ross painting - happy clouds, purples, yellows and oranges penetrated the last remaining darkness. It was going to be a good day! **If you haven't been following along, be sure to check out my main page … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 10 & 11

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: the itinerary

When Ricky and I first started looking at the map of Botswana, we had pipe dreams of somehow seeing everything in 17 days. There are apparently over 18.5 thousand kilometres of road in Botswana, and only a quarter of these are paved. That alone would make driving the whole country a sizeable feat (thank God … Continue reading Botswana blog: the itinerary

Safety when exploring game parks – just the girls

Recently, one of my followers asked me about exploring game parks around South Africa, as a woman. I'm very independent (just ask my husband) and have gone to Pilanesberg, Kruger and Golden Gate National Parks - to name a few - on my own in the past few years. I've also organised trips for girlfriends … Continue reading Safety when exploring game parks – just the girls