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ZAMBIA | Thursday, 23 Nov 2006 | Views [790] | Comments [1]

Just a quick note to say that I've uploaded some photos from the time kate and i spent with joe and jane in south luangwa in october. All the best, Marcus ( [email protected] )

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Gallery: Photos from Marcus

ZAMBIA | Thursday, 23 Nov 2006 | Photo Gallery

from the time with joe and jane in zambia
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Home soon

ZAMBIA | Tuesday, 21 Nov 2006 | Views [724] | Comments [1]

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have sent money. We have now given Mr. Zulu’s volunteers a bicycle each - sturdy black uprights which will cope with the potholes and we are buying two bales of second hand clothes for them to distribute. ... Read more >

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Whooping Hyenas and drugless clinics

ZAMBIA | Friday, 20 Oct 2006 | Views [864] | Comments [3]

It is building up to the first rains, meltingly hot and humid, the landscape parched dry, the rivers and lagoons shrinking to shimmering pools in the sandy expanse of the wide riverbed. The hippos, crocs and water birds - ibis, storks, geese and jacanas ... Read more >

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Roaring Lions and Pregnant Bellies

BOTSWANA | Monday, 25 Sep 2006 | Views [2239] | Comments [2]

As I write this I can hear the hippos harrumphing like so many old gentlemen in their London club, I can see the vervet monkeys doing acrobatics in the trees, and a beautiful spotted bush buck shyly emerges from the dried Africa grass. Now, here is Donald ... Read more >

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Ellies behaving badly

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 17 Sep 2006 | Views [1076] | Comments [3]

A loud trumpet and power is out – the wires pulled off the roof. Back in elephant country! Outside at the moment a family of five with two small babies – well, small by elephant standards. There is a cheeky young chap visiting the campsite who is stealing ... Read more >

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Magic moments and Jumbo Junior

ZAMBIA | Tuesday, 1 Aug 2006 | Views [949] | Comments [4]

MAGIC MOMENTS As I am sitting at this computer an elephant is looking in the window, close enough for me to count his eyelashes, all 4 frisky elephant tons of him. I am hoping he does not want to read what I am writing. This little house with its ... Read more >

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Farewell leotard

BOTSWANA | Wednesday, 26 Jul 2006 | Views [910] | Comments [4]

At the begining of time the Tsodilo hills rose like an island materialsing from the lake.  The lake receded but the hills are still an island in the vast thorn treed flatness of Botswana. Sacred to the San for over 10.000 years the rock paintings, sometimes ... Read more >

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Rhinos with Frostbite

BOTSWANA | Wednesday, 5 Jul 2006 | Views [936] | Comments [2]

Today we are recovering from a disco competition we organised for 200 odd kids, more dangerous than any herd of buffalo. Our days here are sadly coming to a close. It has been very special to be welcomed into the lives of this big warm family, an experience ... Read more >

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Knitting in the Jungle

BOTSWANA | Saturday, 24 Jun 2006 | Views [798] | Comments [4]

            Joe of the Jungle has been mistakenly elected to be male representative on the Village knitting team, to enter a sponsored   knit run by the local womens institute (CWA), in aid of SOS Village. Concerned for his macho image, and grumbling ... Read more >

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Two human frisbees

BOTSWANA | Sunday, 18 Jun 2006 | Views [741] | Comments [3]

On the banks of the grey, green, greasy, Limpopo River, beloved, that self same river where the elephant child got his trunk, Kipling could have written a sequel about How Joe and Jane of the Jungle became 2 large human Frisbees after being ... Read more >

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Gallery: jungle pics

BOTSWANA | Friday, 9 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

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At the orphanage

BOTSWANA | Friday, 9 Jun 2006 | Views [2189] | Comments [9]

SOS Childrens Village Francistown At last we have our website going! It has beeen taking us ½ hour to open one e mail! We have now been here 3 weeks, living in SOS Francistown. The SOS villages are the inspiration of a Dane and are now all over ... Read more >

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practice only

BOTSWANA | Tuesday, 30 May 2006 | Views [632] | Comments [11]

Your intrepid travellers ventured from the safety of the orphanage on their first camping trip. We camped at a Bird sanctuary by the salt pans. The tent we have borrowed seemed flimsy and insubstantial compared to the lions elephants and dinasaurs ... Read more >

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