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Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe; Save River in Full Spate at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

A day spent at Chipinda Pools Tented Camp on the tranquil Runde River, sketching and meeting fellow conservationists and safari operators, (little do I know that this is the lull before the storm….) Inspired by the riverine vegetation and by … Continue reading

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Kgalagadi safari; Jackals and Lions; Meerkats and Flowers…

Continuing our Safari, our Adventure!….(please bear with me … many more photos are to be added in the next few weeks, but I am going offline to my bush house for a while…meanwhile I have also created a blog on … Continue reading

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Upington on the Orange River; Vineyards and Sultanas…

Continuing our journey from Madikwe towards the Kgalagadi Trandfrontier Park, the nights of Sunday 27th and  Monday 28th January are spent  at an oasis in the Northern Cape desert! Martiens Place is an air bnb cottage, on Martien’s family land, … Continue reading

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Madikwe and Porcupines: African Wild Dogs and Lin Barrie Art

I have always wanted to visit Madikwe Game Reserve –  one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries, a Big Five Reserve with 66 mammal species, (including Wild dog populations, aka Painted wolves or Painted Dogs..my favorite painting subjects…) and approximately 300 … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Rains in Gonarezhou, with a prime, fat Lion and a beautiful Tusker!

Hot weather greets every sunrise, no rain to speak of yet in Gonarezhou, mostly scattered showers and we wait eagerly for the real thing! Even the small rains we have had are enough to create green grass galore, Travels through … Continue reading

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Lin and Clive, Art and Conservation!

In the south  east of Zimbabwe, Africa, lies the Save Valley Conservancy, (SVC), a wildlife reserve of nearly one million acres. A semi-arid wilderness of spectacular granite kopjies, golden savannah, ancient leadwood forests and monolithic baobab trees, this tantalizing territory … Continue reading

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“wild dogs”; what’s in a name?…a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

The debate: what to call African wild dogs, (if not just that….!) We are honoured to have viable packs of Lycaon pictus, (African wild dogs, aka Painted Wolves, aka Painted Dogs), in Zimbabwe. Although generally endangered over Africa, they are … Continue reading

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