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

Tips for your 4×4 Botswana adventure

Are you planning a 4x4 adventure through Botswana? Keen to organise an overland trip through some of Southern Africa's most beautiful and wild parks? There are quite a few things to take in mind for a trip like this. Having recently gone through the process, I'd like to share some of my lessons and experiences! … Continue reading Tips for your 4×4 Botswana adventure

Botswana blog: days 16 & 17

 Day 16 - Makgadikgadi to Khama Our night in Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve was the quietest night of the trip. Only occasional gusts of wind punctuated the silence. We awoke many hours later, with the sun’s first beams. Crisp and clear, it was a breath-taking morning in the Botswana wilderness. We checked around camp for evidence … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 16 & 17

Birds of Botswana

From December to March, Botswana is a birder's paradise. The country plays host to nearly 600 species of bird, although you would need to be an avid and experienced birder to see everything. That said, there is nothing like waking up next to the Chobe riverfront to the sounds and movement of hundreds of birds. … Continue reading Birds of Botswana

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: 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