Category Archives: frogs

Skulls and Flowers; Life and Death in the Garden of Eden

Skulls have always fascinated me, and bones; we start dying from the minute we are created, a natural process not to be feared but embraced, truly the stuff of LIFE…. I collect skulls from the wilderness, and they sit amongst … Continue reading

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Mahove means “Fish” and it is also the name of a special camp on the wild Runde River….

Mahove means “Fish” and it is also the name of a special camp on the wild Runde River…. Here is an afternoon view of the that wild and fish-filled river from Mahove tent number 4, just to whet your ‘appetite”! … Continue reading

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The Road Less Travelled is ours; River rescues and Boating on the mighty Save River ……

The road less travelled is ours… we have boated across the mighty Save River, Mahenye Island in the distance… and have been the only human adventurers to explore the newly washed landscape of Gonarezhou….along rain-puddled  green-flanked roads inhabited by rolling … Continue reading

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Lowveld rainy season and funky frogs; Elephants, and more elephants…

October…Suicide month…alternating bouts of heat, with panting plants wilting in the intense sunlight, and then, overnight, cool blasts of wind, bringing slanting rain and lightening streaking across the Gonarezhou wilderness opposite Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. This is a month of … Continue reading

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Jacada Travel talks to Clive Stockil about communities and conservation…

Interview with the award-winning conservationist pioneer, Clive Stockil – http://www.jacadatravel.com/articles/interview-award-winning-conservationist-pioneer-clive-stockil/9992 Whether in a dinner jacket…………. Or in his more normal bush attire……. Clive Stockil stands for Conservation…… And Communities in equal measure…….

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a deluge has come, edible bullfrogs galore, floods and mosquitoes…

30th December: a deluge has come, bullfrogs galore…. Get home late from the Senuko Lodge yesterday evening and lose power as we arrive. We eat cold leftovers and creep to bed in the dark. Lots on our minds. Turn on … Continue reading

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No rain, no resolution, buffaloes bombshell…….

29th December: A few days of no rain and no resolution… A few days of no rain and the grass is grey and curling. Strong winds have blown apart a forked Brachystegia tamarindoides tree over our swimming pool, but it … Continue reading

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