Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hyenas and Owl at Sunrise, Baobab pulp for breakfast;Tiepolo sky, Moths and Mango at Sunset……

Sunrise brings a watery radiance, the promise of rain, as two hyenas chat to each other in subdued voices across the Save River and as I relax with coffee, in the chair on my veranda at Chilo, a young owl flies off … Continue reading

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Kelli cruises the world with Vincent Van Gogh, Tequila, Worms and Grasshoppers..

Kelli Barker from Zimbabwe, Africa is cruising the world on the Holland America ship, ms. Statendam- having joined Steiner Leisure as a Health and Beauty therapist! Anton Milner has joined Steiner, working as an International Fitness Professional, on the Royal … Continue reading

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Mahenye Sand Forest; Secret Paths and Millipedes; Special Birds and Botany

A trip to the Mahenye Sand Forest from Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in the rainy season is a voyage of discovery…. First comes the ride through the Mahenye Village, a haven of big trees, hand painted huts and friendly faces…   This … Continue reading

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Bees and malaria; Honey gatherers and baobabs….

Honey Gatherers and bees have been much on my mind… when we walk through the sand forest near to Mahenye village I photograph the pegs and ancient pegs marks on a baobab trunk… and the giant land snail who has … Continue reading

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African Wood Owls fascinate; Gecko for supper….

  African Wood Owl – Strix woodfordii As dusk falls, we sit quietly on the breakfast deck at Chilo Gorge…listening to the night sounds, enjoying the cool after a long, hot, rain-threatening day… A bush baby tiptoes out of the … Continue reading

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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge; Rain and Rejuvenation, Snails and Wild Flowers…

At the beginning of 2015, I reminisce ….. Clive Stockil, through Tusk Trust, won the Prince William Award  for a Lifetime Achievement in Conservation in 2013…here he is at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge with staff and the Award itself….. We now congratulate Richard … Continue reading

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Reptilian Log stalks Nyala bull; Warthog watches!

Reptilian Log stalks Nyala bull; Warthog watches! Sitting on  Chilo  Gorge deck with binoculars, I scale across the fast-flowing brown water and up and down the far river bank to see what I can see. The Albida tree where I often … Continue reading

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