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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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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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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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