Category Archives: reptiles

sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … 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 Njuzu of the Save River; Mermaid or Myth…you decide, I know what I believe..

The Njuzu of the Save River , as told by Nzanza Sekai in his recent excellent article on the Save River and Birchenough Bridge, called “Celebrating Rain and the flooding of the Save River”… is a story long told by … 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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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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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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