Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ibi Iwacu Village:

The village was at a situated on the border of the Volcanoes National Park. I shared a kings hut, on the left with Regan. The magnificent woven interior, warmed by the central fire and beds to either side. We spent … Continue reading

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The Gorilla Visit – Sabyinyo Group:

We left the village for our audience with the gorillas. At the assembly point for the gorilla treks people from all over the world assembled for allocation of groups to visit. Ours was the small Sabyinyo group. 8 individuals with … Continue reading

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Village stay at Ibi Iwacu

  The whole village turned out for the dancing. Kids lined the fences and every laughed and clapped. The volume and technique of my two fingered whistle of appreciation grabbed every ones attention. They beamed every time I let loose … Continue reading

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Rwanda – Ruhengeri Village

Rwanda: My passion for Gorillas lead me to Africa. I read ‘In the Kingdom of Gorilla’s and how the gorillas survival lies in balance between the needs of people and wildlife in this country. I chose Rwanda because I wanted … Continue reading

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Jo burg to Rwanda:

Colleen & I leave our Botswanan tour companions behind and grab a flight Maun – Jo burg. My direct flight from Jo burg to Rwanda had been canceled by the airline whilst I was in South Africa. My travel agent … Continue reading

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More of Moremi.

  Just some random sightings. You spot one giraffe and others just magically appear. Heads pop up or your eyes just separate them from the undergrowth. Hippos with their gatherings of Oxpeckers display their full bulk when out of the … Continue reading

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19th June Moremi Game Reserve: Lion Pride

Sitting close to a pride of lions and with various size cubs clambering randomly over lionesses. Cubs feeding or attempting to as they moved amongst the prospective mums and aunties. Pleading cries and nuzzling prompting snarls and bared teeth. But … Continue reading

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Botswana

18th June Moremi Game Reserve:                     Moremi served up more species that were new to me and non stop passing parade of creatures now familiar but just as exciting. The Saddle-billed … Continue reading

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Moremi Game Reserve

  This is the Roller shot that I nearly nailed, lost by a beak- next time! Immature Great white Pelican, Grey Heron, African Darter, Yellow-billed Stork, Pink-backed Pelican & Wattled Crane. How close are the animals when I photograph them? … Continue reading

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More of Chobe!

Lions, Sable Antelope Kudu and Impala. We were never sure what was around the next bend or bush.  

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Chobe

Even more of Chobe: Bradfords and Red-billed Hornbill, Bat-Eared Fox, Greater Blue-eared Starling. My list of birds and animals sighted ballooned in Chobe. This African Fish Eagle posed for pictures between regular flights to check for fish. The boat was … Continue reading

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Chobe National Park

We took a boat ride on the Chobe river which forms the border with Namibia. Two herds of about 30 elephants each decided to swim to Namibia. These groups included huge bulls down to very young babies.   The bulls … Continue reading

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Now for Chobe National Park – On the Road

Our hotel room for the night backed on to the Zambezi river. Only about a kilometer from the falls. A river boat called the African Queen moored close by. We leave early for the Zambian border and back into Botswana. … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls

Back in Oz: but the blog must go on. My best intentions were not enough when it came to finding internet access and the opportunity to add updates. However the belated additions to the trip blog will be worth checking … Continue reading

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On the road in Rwanda

We left our village early in anticipation of a long day of travel ahead. The roads were full as usual. In the morning water for the day is collected by women and children from rivers, community pumps and dams that … Continue reading

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