Growing up in Zimbabwe

Growing up in Zimbabwe is probably the best kind of growing up anyone can ever have . I have so many beautiful and fond memories. I was born and raised in Njube, one of the oldest townships in Zimbabwe’s second capital city Bulawayo - the City of Kings fondly known as ‘’Skies’. Bulawayo got its [...]

Tankwa Karoo September 2016 Trip

Last weekend I took a trip with my son Max who is in South Africa on a break from working in Berlin. As it’s flower season we decided to book Steenkampahoek campsite in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Steenkampahoek is new and I’ve never visted it before, but knowing how the vast emptiness of the [...]

Namibia’s Zambezi Region / Northern Botswana 2016 Trip, Part 3

16th June, Third Bridge, Moremi, Botswana At about 5 am I was woken by the rumbling roar of a lion. A lion’s roar is a potent sound that can travel many kilometers making it a great communication tool in the African savannah. From a distance it has an impressive, throaty quality; from close it feels [...]

Namibia’s Zambezi Region / Northern Botswana 2016 Trip, Part 2

13th June, Mahangu Safari Lodge, Okawango Namibia - Tsodilo Hills, Botswana As travellers who cross Muhembo border post between Namibia and Botswana are not allowed to carry any meat – not even biltong or salami - my grandson Leo and I had a hearty, meaty breakfast at Mahangu before heading south into Botswana. Not being [...]

Namibia’s Zambezi Region / Northern Botswana 2016 Trip, Part 1

6th June, Cape Town - Augrabies National Park. South Africa On the 6th of June my grandson Leo and I were ready to leave for a fact-finding trip through northern Botswana and Namibia’s Zambezi region. The intention was to gather information for InfoMap’s yet to be released Zambezi map, and to check various details for [...]