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Elephants in the Night

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Views [585]

The elephants arrived last night as silently as Sandburg’s fog. But we could hear their crunching and munching, their rumbling and an occasional trumpet all night long. One was so near that the moon cast her shadow on our tent. They were still ... Read more >

This Is Africa

Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | Views [560]

“They are going into the park to fish.  Illegally.” Elwen, our guide and canoe poler said.  I thought he would scold them, him being a guide and all, whose livelihood depends on a well-managed park.  Instead he greeted them ... Read more >


Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | Views [460]

Bushman’s Baobab Camp is separated from Liwonde National Park by a wire fence, well trampled by elephants and hippos.  It is at the other end of the spectrum from Eagles Nest.  Our safari tent is dark and musty with an open air shower ... Read more >

Cape Maclear

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | Views [550]

The day begins with a murmur and the smell of woodsmoke, the noise increasing as the sun rises.  Soon it’s a low roar punctuated by a whining child, a bit of laughter and the clanging of a pan.  The villagers are collecting water for ... Read more >

Lake Malawi

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | Views [598]

Our first close-up of Malawi’s top attraction was from our chalet at the Nkotakota Pottery Works and Lodge.  The industrial sounding name belies the scenic tranquility.  The chalets, each has a Harry Potter-y name; ours was Hedwig, are ... Read more >

Wvarza Marsh and Nyika National Parks

Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | Views [638]

We had a nice birding walk with Hassan around the lake.  He’s a nice guy who speaks good English and he knows his birds.  We walked trails and sneaked through the bush but only one of the dozens of species we saw was new to us.  ... Read more >

Kasungu National Park

Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | Views [1789]

We were already on the trail following Vincent, our M16 toting guide, when the blood red sun rose just after six AM.  I don’t think the rifle would have stopped a charging puku antelope, let alone a hippo or elephant.  It was nice to ... Read more >

A Plan At Last

Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | Views [587]

At first glance, getting around Malawi is a logistic nightmare.  A second glance makes the first one seem optimistic, especially if you are interested in seeing the animals and birds of Malawi.  Take Kasungu National Park, for example. ... Read more >

Photos: Malawi

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

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A Night in Nairobi

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Views [525]

We have never had much luck with Kenya and we were only passing through.  On our first try we got lost in the midnight blackness while crossing the “no man’s” land between Ugandan and Kenyan borders and completely missed the immigration ... Read more >

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