In a Mud Hut

Mukuni Village, Zambia June 18, 2016 I had reached Livingstone, a tourist mecca of sorts – at least by southern African standards. Predictably none of the standard tours interested me. Instead I wanted to go stay in a traditional village – the sort I had been seeing from the bus windows. Asking at travel agencies … More In a Mud Hut

These Gentle Giants

Chobe National Park, Botswana, June 12, 2016 They are in the trees, in the marshes, at the waterfront and in the bush. There are animals and birds and reptiles and predators everywhere it seems. Large and small, winged and four-legged, with tails and without, equipped with horns or not, with or without claws, they are … More These Gentle Giants

Botswana at Random

Chobe National Park Botswana June 8, 2016 My plans for travel are loose at best but this time around I seem to have surpassed myself. Travels through Zimbabwe had been completely at random, on the advice of locals I met along the way but now, I thought I would make some rudimentary itinerary for the … More Botswana at Random

The Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls,  Zimbabwe June 7, 2016 Rising in the far western corner of Zambia, the Zambezi thunders through Angola, skirts Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and curving its way through Mozambique finally empties itself into the Indian Ocean after more than twenty-five hundred kilometers. Somewhere along its journey is a place that the natives of these … More The Smoke that Thunders