Lioness standing over kill

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 3) – Inconvenient Puncture

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 3) We packed up the coolboxes, packed up the snacks. We got the spotlights ready, filled the Cruiser up with fuel and left on a game drive. Our plan was simple, we had seen a great big herd of buffalo that morning and our intention was to see if […]

Red-crested Korhaan

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 2) – Red-crested Korhaan

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 2) We have a bird in Botswana called a Red-crested Korhaan. Most of the time he seems to be a rather quiet bird with a fairly subdued temperament, but in breeding season when a female happens to find herself in his arena, and it really cannot be classed as […]

Family game drive

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 1)

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 1 Intro) The close proximity in the bush has a way of making or breaking relationships. After we had been together for a couple of months, Britt and I had decided that we wanted our relationship to be more than just temporary. We had many friends who had built […]


Bob and the Leopard

Bob was a name Britt and I gave to a problem male baboon while we were working at Savannah Camp. This fellow used to take great delight in tormenting us, raiding our kitchens and dining area and harassing staff. We could never get a bead on the fellow as he always saw us way before […]

Wild dogs

Wild Dog Night

Savannah Camp was set in a number of ranks so to speak under a grove of Camel Thorn trees which had arranged themselves in a semi circle along an ancient waterway or floodplain. The front rank was the tented accommodation with the dining room at the centre like a tank in the middle of a […]

Calm lioness

First Night on the Boteti

We arrived after dark, and it really was very dark. We had been driving all day and were exhausted. We had vehicles and trailers, loaded to the brim with supplies we figured we would be needing to set up the rest of our lives. On a previous visit we had identified our campsite and found […]