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Nguni cattle and herdboys at Mahenye; glorious colours inspire my art …

  Nguni cattle and brave little herdboys at Mahenye inspire me, chaperoning their cattle through elephant inhabited thickets and river banks on a daily basis… Mahenye is home to cattle and elephants, the contact zone between humans and wildlife…a challenging … Continue reading

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Mahove Camp and Baobabs; Night sounds and True Wilderness

A night of the deepest sounds of Africa, at Mahove camp on the Runde river. After a gentle, magical afternoon of sketching the baobabs close to camp, whilst listening to a cow herd of elephants splashing their way across the … Continue reading

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Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems….

Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems…. In the Southeast lowveld of Zimbabwe, on the Save River, The Chauke Clan totem is the African Giant Snail…. here is my art installation of giant land snail shells and fire-fired clay … Continue reading

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Deeper, and deeper, into Africa!

The HAC Caravan lifts effortlessly and we wing our way over the neat cluster of high rise buildings that puncture Harare’s CBD, surrounded in the south by sprawling fast growing hi-density suburbia- row upon row of little box houses standing … Continue reading

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Tracker Dogs in Gonarezhou, protecting our elephants…

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has a wonderful variety of elephant sightings to offer guests… From the Lodge and room balconies we often see these gorgeous animals crossing the great Save River….often with tiny babies helped along through deep water by … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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Cleome by any other name would taste as sweet…..good ‘slow’ food at Chilo Gorge!

Beautiful Cleome Gynandra is growing fast in our Gonarezhou area with the recent rain. Thomas Mutombeni, head guide at Chilo Gorge, says: “it is a food plant, the leaves of which the Shangaans cook and eat like spinach. Shangaans call it … Continue reading

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