Archives for July 2010

Fothergill Island – Lake Kariba

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 […]

Duba Plains – A baby hippopotamus

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 Lions at Night – Duba Plains

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 […]

Charge of the Elephants – Duba Plains

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.

Duba Plains – Northern Okavango Delta

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 […]

The Magic of Africa – Okavango Delta

A long held dream was to visit the wilds of Africa on safari, a Wilderness Safari in Africa! This trip came about with my brother who asked if I would be interested in adventure travel in Africa.

The Jewels of Venice – Basilica of San Marco – Venezia

Jewels! Jewels! And more Jewels!! I and most women I know (dare I say) have a decided passion for jewelery. The place to see a real feast of the most amazing collection of gems and semi precious gemstones of unbelievable size and beauty is inside St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

The Mahabrata – Culture and Dance in Ubud

I sat in an open courtyard of the Ubud Palace at Ubud, Indonesia among the hum of talk, the odd whine of a mossie, and the quick slaps of those under attack among the audience. We waited as the Gamelan Orchestra assembled and tuned their instruments. The orchestra was a wonderful sight, so much gleaming […]

Indonesia Mt Bromo

The year I went to Indonesia, one of my first stops was to see the live volcano of Mt Bromo on the island of Java.

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