MAGICAL AND MYSTICAL ‘MASHATU’….

INTRODUCTION There is a place, a very special place steeped in iron age history, one may even describe it as sacred, in the heart of a remote and pristine landscape of red stone outcrops and meandering river beds set deep within a sprawling bushveld environment. Its...

Birding in Kruger: Pel’s Fishing Owl

Of all the owl species found in Southern Africa the enigmatic and highly localised Pel’s Fishing Owl is unquestionably the most desirable and challenging of all to locate. A shy and retiring species associated with large well foliaged riparian trees alongside slow...

Blue Swallows : Birding in Uganda

July 2002: We have been living in Uganda for over 2 years – Patrick is the MD of Uganda Breweries and gets to drive a red Landrover Discovery number-plated ‘Bell 1’ after the best selling beer in the country – Bell Lager. But more importantly,...