My Botswana camping trip finished in the town of Victoria Falls, just over the border in Zimbabwe. I had most of the day to myself before meeting my son (Aaron) and daughter in law (Rachel) who were joining me there before flying on to Harare to volunteer for two weeks. At lunchtime I met up … More Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
On our journeys we went over several of these bridges pictured below. The signs always made me smile – as if we could speed over them! One of them was only inches wider than our vehicle’s tyres and our guide had to line up his approach very carefully. Guides usually stop to pass on information … More Botswana Part 3. Chobe.
In Moremi game reserve our guide heard over the radio that there was a sighting of a couple of male lions, so we set off in the hope that we’d find them. It took over an hour to get to where they’d been spotted last, but was well worth it to see these magnificent beasts. … More Botswana Part 2. Moremi Game Reserve.
After my Namibia tour I had two weeks to spare before going on to volunteer in Zimbabwe, so after a lot of internet searching I found an 11 day camping tour of Botswana, a country that I’d wanted to visit for quite a few years. It was a semi-participation tour, which meant that we were … More Botswana. Part 1. Okavango Delta
Continuing on from my previous post, the afternoon at the coast was spent enjoying a sand dunes experience in a couple of 4x4s. This started with a drive along the lagoon with flamingos not too far out, so of course we stopped to photograph them. We were watching a lioness drinking at a waterhole when … More Namibia 2019 – Part 2
I led another enjoyable photography tour of Namibia at the end of March. I had 7 guests and they were a great group of people. I hired two 4x4s, and took a couple of walkie talkies so that we could communicate with each other when driving. There was great banter and teasing between the occupants … More Namibia 2019 – Part 1
I’ve been to Namibia 4 times now, and am looking forward to returning once again in 2020. Africa gets under your skin, seeps into your soul, and one trip is never enough! I invite 7 guests to join me and experience this amazing country. The hard work has been done and all you have to … More The Magic of Namibia Photography Tour 2020
Namibia is having a huge tourist boom and having visited twice now it’s easy to see why. It’s a vast country but with a population of only 2.4 million people, making the roads almost empty. The tarmac roads are in great condition and stretch for endless miles, but with such a small population it’s easy … More Namibia 2018 – Landscapes and fascinating places
17 months in the planning and hundreds of hours and emails later, I took a group of 5 keen photographers around Namibia. Although it was primarily a landscape tour, there was plenty of wildlife too. Here is a selection of my favourite wildlife photos. First of all, one of the highlights of my trip – … More Namibia 2018 – Wildlife
Words can’t sum up what an amazing experience it was to volunteer at Sepilok Orangutan Centre for 8 weeks with these fabulous apes. Whenever I do a wildlife volunteering experience I always research it very carefully to try to ensure it’s an ethical one, and I’ve occasionally been disappointed to discover that it’s not quite … More Freedom