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Let's Celebrate Christmas In July With A Stocking Full Of Surprises – Uganda Part 6 -  Kidepo National Park, Sipi Falls, Source of the Nile, Jinga

Let's Celebrate Christmas In July With A...

A monster, state of the art 18-tonne Mercedes Overlander parked next door—a charming French couple with two boys. The youngest is having a bad day. Nothing seems to be working for him....

Going With The Flow - Slow Lanes in Uganda Part 5 Murchison Falls National Park

Going With The Flow - Slow Lanes in...

The negotiations taking place a mere ten meters from my window, where a clapped-out army green Defender is being appraised, have snatched my attention from my writing. The buyer, a true connoisseur...

Spinning Clockwise At The Equator - Uganda Surprises

Spinning Clockwise At The Equator -...

Gurus often suggest that we look closer and more reflectively and be wholly immersed in our immediate surroundings to understand a place’s essence. Our slow meander through Uganda...

From The Highland Forests To Chance Encounters On The Plains Of Queen Elizabeth National Park - Discovering Uganda

From The Highland Forests To Chance...

Some mornings, I wake up and pinch myself. How different my life has turned out? I woke up at five thirty this morning, and in a past life, that would be the time I’d leave home to go for my...

Unexpectedly Trekking Gorillas In Uganda

Unexpectedly Trekking Gorillas In Uganda

This morning, I woke up with a spring in my step. It’s hard to believe, considering the day we had yesterday. In the background, I have Laurika Rauch singing about the Karoo, Mannejies Roux and...

Uganda - My Reflections And Discovering A "Rolex"

Uganda - My Reflections And Discovering A...

The Pearl of Africa – a term coined by Winston Churchill in 1908 due to the profusion of birds, insects, and reptiles found in this garden of Eden. Locals fondly call Uganda the Banana...

Remarkable Rwanda Part 3 -  Domiciles, Lakes And Ellen The Generous

Remarkable Rwanda Part 3 - Domiciles,...

The rotund architect rubbed his puffy hand around in circles on his bloated face and through his mousey, sparse hair, pondering his shoes through bloodshot eyes while negatively shaking his head in...

 I Wonder Rwanda, Is it All Tea Trees, Rainforests and Gorillas?

I Wonder Rwanda, Is it All Tea Trees,...

Hold a sea shell to your ear. Listen to the shh’s of lapping waves onto the shore. The cool breeze gently washes over me while I type. Outside, the tide is rolling in after a long day of...

We Wend And Wander In Wonder Through Rwanda

We Wend And Wander In Wonder Through Rwanda

At last! We are getting into the swing of things. Our days are longer, and distances travelled are slightly shorter as we fall into the relaxed African rhythm. This boils down to the realisation that...

Break A Lake - Butch's Zambia Part 6 - Lake Tanganyika

Break A Lake - Butch's Zambia Part 6 -...

Butch’s meander “down memory lane” was complete. He’d explored, found, re-examined and reminisced about his childhood. He’d told all his stories, and his heart was full....

Road Tripping Down Memory Lane - Butch's Zambia Part 5

Road Tripping Down Memory Lane - Butch's...

I believe that childhood memories are sweet for most adults. Unsullied, pure and gentle, we recall our “small” years. Days are long, weekends endless, and a year takes a lifetime....

When The S**** Hits The Fan That's Not Amore!

When The S**** Hits The Fan That's Not Amore!

When that unambiguous missile hits, no one is left unscathed. It’s uncanny how annoying minor inconveniences are, yet we refuse to recognise that first little glitch in our perfectly...

Caught On The Spot -Savouring South Luangwa National Park –  Butch’s Zambia Part 4

Caught On The Spot -Savouring South...

The Honey Badger’s top speed is 90kmph on a good road with no traffic. On busy African rural roads and highways, we go at a steady 65kmph if we’re lucky. What would normally be a...

Falling For Livingstone - Butch’s Zambia Part 3

Falling For Livingstone - Butch’s...

Before I know it, it’s Thursday; weeks are slipping past me so quickly I have to double-check to ensure I’m on the same day as the calendar. We are currently traveling most days which...

The Hippopotamus And Other Titillating Tales - Zambia Part 2

The Hippopotamus And Other Titillating...

Our favourite destination would always be to visit a National Park. The dry season is the preferred time in Zambia. During the rainy season, Summer, many roads are impassable, the rivers are swollen,...

Revisiting Butch's Childhood - Zambia Part 1

Revisiting Butch's Childhood - Zambia Part 1

Butch was born on the 12th of December, 1949, in a small country hospital in Chingola, Zambia. Jan, his handsome dad, was a mine captain, and his gentle jazz pianist mom was a devoted wife, loving...

Art Arusha Arusha Art Arusha Au Revoir

Art Arusha Arusha Art Arusha Au Revoir

Saturday, the 21st of October, 2023. The Springboks will be running onto the field in three and a half hours to beat the English in the semi-final of the RWC, and my nerves are shot. Butch has been...

Lake Natron Naturally Maasai And An Active Volcano - Ol Doinyo Lengai

Lake Natron Naturally Maasai And An...

Butch has just been handed a 3kg Nile Perch. It is ginormous. Lake Tanganyika is breathtaking, and there are even waves on it. Small waves pound the beach a mere three meters from where I sit. The...

Serengeti - A Serendipitous Safari

Serengeti - A Serendipitous Safari

Dear Sarine, Today, Ouvrou, I will kill two birds with one stone. As promised, here is the long overdue letter followed by a browse through my thousands of photographs before sorting, deleting and...

Dear Diary - ABC In 1-2-3 - Galong-Galong Oh Do Come Along

Dear Diary - ABC In 1-2-3 - Galong-Galong...

Journaling, travelling, and recording my steps are in my blood. Writing my thoughts down is a whisper only I can hear, and in listening, to retrace my journies. My scribblings are not always to...

Celebrating One Year Of Travel  - 22nd September 2022 -22nd September 2023 - A Retrospective

Celebrating One Year Of Travel - 22nd...

A year ago to the day, we set off from Worcester, in the Western Cape, on our African Adventure. Our route took us all along the west coast, the Richtersveld, Kgalagadi, Namibia, Botswana,...

Driving Diesel, Dust, Donkeys - Daring Enduimet Wildlife Management Area

Driving Diesel, Dust, Donkeys - Daring...

Enduimet Wildlife Management Area is a picturesque area stretching west of Kilimanjaro and a well-kept secret—a hidden gem bordering Amboseli National Park (Kenya) and Kilimanjaro National Park...

Arusha and Life With A Honey Badger

Arusha and Life With A Honey Badger

There are three of us on this trip (besides old “somebody”); believe me, Miss Honey Badger can throw her weight around and cause havoc . She appears all gentle and chilled but has a will...

Forests, Father Flamingo And Arusha National Park

Forests, Father Flamingo And Arusha...

Hullo! After ten days of intermittent to zero Wi-Fi connectivity we have a new MTN modem. We have just parked off in Livingstone, Zambia, at the Waterfront Campsite, where we have re-connected....