Victoria Falls was also on our agenda and we FLEW back to Maun and then to Victoria Falls. We had one night at the grand Victoria Falls Hotel. It is in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site. The Victoria Falls Hotel still evokes the gracious ambiance of an Edwardian style colonial era, […]
More about my adventure travel in Africa The next camp was at Fothergill Island on Lake Kariba. The story of Lake Kariba is a fascinating one and a very special story. During 1958-59 when the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi River was completed, many animals were left stranded on rapidly shrinking islands […]
Our second experience with Hippo’s was quite different to the first. We travelled by mokoro to a small island. Our guide was carrying his rifle which didn’t make me happy at all, and on the bank where we alighted from the canoe was an imprint where a crocodile had been lying. Our guide hastened to […]
I have always felt a special empathy with the gentle-eyed Giraffes, with their rich brown patterned bodies. The Giraffes are such peculiar creatures in so many ways, with their long necks and spindly long legs, but they were a ‘must see” on our African Adventure Safari. I put my order in with James, our guide. […]
The name of our native guide was James. He had a beautiful display of white teeth set in an enormous warm friendly smile. That evening he took us on an adventure to see the lions at night. Issued with a warm parka, rain-proof on the outside and blanketed on the inside, six of us clambered into […]
Being charged down by an African elephant while on adventure safari was not part of the itinerary but one I will never forget none the less.
The next day we flew the short hop from Jedibe to Duba Plains in the Northern Okavango Delta. Duba Plains is a smaller camp and more intimate, only accommodating ten people. This camp proved to be by far the most exciting of the three. Our little Cessna landed on a very small strip and then […]