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Being in the moment

I had last visited Namibia and Etosha more than 15 years ago with my now wife and her family, learning about the rich geology and history of Namibia and Etosha. And so it was I found myself heading north with great excitement from Windhoek and passing through towns with such romantic, historic and interesting names such as Okahandja, Otjiwarongo,  Otavi …

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Ele Bulls Kirawira

Tracking Elephant – Kirawira

One thing we know for sure that the only way to really learn animal behaviour with regards big game, is on foot. With ALL your senses tuned in to the environment, more information is being saved to memory than would be if sitting comfortably in a vehicle – FACT! One afternoon not far from our Kirawira base, we had a …

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Selous Dead Hippo

Bringing the Story to Life – Selous

We were taking an afternoon boat cruise along the Rufiji River, when we spotted 2 Hooded Vultures perched near the Kidai Ranger Post. As we slowed to take a look we also spotted what was clearly a dead hippo right on the bank of the river, but fully exposed. We motored in towards the hippo and as we neared a …

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