Tag Archives: South Africa

Day of the dead

I wanted to bring this home as a souvenir… But it wouldn’t fit in my carrion luggage. Haha. (sorry)

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Happy Halloween from South Africa

Wish I’d got a picture of the deadly spitting cobra that made an appearance on one of the pathways our first night at the lodge.  But I do have some smaller creepy crawlers to share…

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Mushroom farmers

There are dirt mounds like these all over the place in northern South Africa.  I thought I remembered from TV nature shows that they were ant hills.  I wondered why they so often have a tree growing out of them, … Continue reading

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The big 5

I first heard of the Big 5 when I started talking to friends in Ethiopia about booking a safari.  The Big 5 concept was originally attached to big game sport hunting in Africa (something that in my opinion ought not … Continue reading

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How do you hide an elephant?

Why did the elephant paint its toenails purple? So it could hide in the jacaranda tree. We went out three times looking for elephants, but they were nowhere around.  Finally yesterday evening we found them.  You’d think it would be … Continue reading

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Wild kingdom

Sorry about the lack of communication this week.  I flew to South Africa for a workshop last Thursday and haven’t had time to post since then. I spent the first three days at the Association of International Schools in Africa … Continue reading

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Kapama River Lodge

If you’re imagining the three of us huddled under a mosquito net in our canvas tent, slurping bush pig and plantain stew out of a communal pot, you’re somewhat off base.  Safari vacations come in a wide range of comfort … Continue reading

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