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Fishing the Okavango 12th March '19

Fishing?  Why on earth would I want to go fishing? Admittedly I have never really done any proper fishing before, I remember as a child fishing for crabs in rock pools in North Wales and I vaguely remember doing a spot of fishing in a lake in France, but it is all rather hazy.  I…read more…

Incwala Ceremony and Cow Poo 12th February '19

Christmas Day last year certainly proved to be different.  I certainly wouldn’t have said that I would be standing on a pile of poo, and be thankful for it. The morning began with an early game drive around Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.  We went to see some of the animals that are being bred to be…read more…

An Undignified Loo Stop 31st October '18

I like to think that I have a cast-iron constitution; I have eaten goat’s head, fruit bat and mopane worms, nothing has ever really bothered my system.  However, there was always going to be the day when I got caught short in the bush, and this time it proved to be rather eventful. I’m not…read more…

Kruger’s Carnivores 16th October '18

I had decided to treat myself to 3 nights of luxury stay in Kruger National Park.  I had been to Camp Shawu before, a wonderful five tented camp in the Shishangeni concession area near Crocodile Bridge.  All the tents overlook this incredible view of a wide expanse of water where hippo gently honk all day…read more…

A Fairy Tale about an Abbey Gate College Quest to Swaziland 27th September '18

A Fairy Tale about Abbey Gate Colleges Quest in Swaziland by “Wicked Stepmother Karen Jackson.” Are you sitting comfortably?  Let’s begin… Once upon a time there were 14 Abbey Gate students who had a dream – to travel across the world to Africa, to a tiny little landlocked country and make a difference to a…read more…

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