Jenny's Blog

Patience with Public Transport – not possible! 27th March '17

Patience and public transport in Africa will never go together, well not in my lifetime anyway. If there wasn’t a time limit I may have been semi-chilled out, however I didn’t want to miss my boat transfer to Machangulo Lodge, and my escape to paradise. I was travelling from Mlilwane, in Swaziland, to Maputo Marina. Ordinarily…read more…

Cunning Cockroaches 9th February '17

I thought I would write something a bit different, it amused me as I wrote it. I feel as if I am quite well versed on the subject of cockroaches and happily recall the time that I had spent many a night squashing cockroaches in a seedy youth hostel bathroom in King’s Cross, Sydney. Little…read more…

How (not) to Catch a Hairy Spider 12th January '17

Many years ago I lived in the Zimbabwean bush, in a small round mud hut with my own small vegetable patch, it was in the middle of nowhere. I spent many nights by myself there, which at times was rather disconcerting as there was no door on my mud hut, and I knew a leopard…read more…

My First Christmas in Africa 13th December '16

It is funny how we all try to create a Christmas that we are used to at home, even when we are overseas in some exotic country. I know that our Antipodean friends have Christmas cards with snow on them, it is the height of their summer for goodness sake! I have to admit that…read more…

Kruger Safari 30th November '16

I have to admit I was hesitant in trying out some of the lodges in Kruger.  Previous experiences have been with me being stuck in a convoy of vehicles, on a tarred road, all trying to see some lion sitting in the shade on the roadside. I really could have been in Longleat Adventure Park!…read more…


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