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Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Sunset in the Drakensburg, South Africa


Sunset over the Central Drakensburg mountains at the Champagne Castle Hotel, South Africa. You see why I can’t wait to go back? This place was a wonderful discovery and really underscores the benefit of spontaneity – for each of the five nights of my all-too-brief road trip in South Africa and Swaziland I basically winged […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Close up with a lion, Moremi, Botswana

A hungry-looking lion in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

  As I finalize the first of several full-length articles about the fabulous time I had in Botswana last month with Sunway Safaris (it’s the photo and video editing that’s really taking the time, believe me) I’ll put up a few of the best photos here. This was the first lion we saw and although […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Sunset mokoro ride, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sunset mokoro ride in Okavango Delta

  One of the countless highlights of my trip to Botswana with Sunway Safaris was undoubtedly this: gliding gracefully through the waters of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro or dug-out canoe. Once fashioned from the mighty sausage tree, these are now environmentally-friendly fibreglass versions but still demand the skill of a local poler/guide. I […]

The perfect base for your African safari – Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe

Wildebeest and rainbow

Okay, I see you’re not beating around the bush… Do I ever? It’s true, that’s a big claim I’m making in that headline right there. But fear not, I’m going to convince you that I’m not writing cheques my story can’t cash. Cue the inevitable spike in searches by confused younger readers wondering what a […]