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Animals

Caution – Animals on the road

Animals are unable to judge the speed of an approaching vehicle and often take flight too late – with fatal consequences. And they do not know traffic rules. Therefore it is imperative that road...
Khaudum Game Count

Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

No water for the animals, a lack of fuel for pumps and vehicles, a lack of finances, a lack of staff and difficult terrain – these are the challenges that nature conservation officials have...
Trail Running

Experiencing the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

A great but tough day out and many lessons learned. The awesome long steep-gradient climbs in the Orsières­–Champex–Chamonix Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (OCC UTMB) are intense. I had never seen anything like this and it was...
Leopards

Written in the Sand: A fascinating insight into the Kalahari and its leopards

Seeing a leopard in the wilds tops the list of most people heading into the wilderness. It is a secretive, solitary and mainly nocturnal cat – factors which make it extremely difficult to see. Count...
Termites

Termites – doing earthworm work in arid areas

Worker termites industriously carry dry plant material to a small hole in the ground. Others climb onto the few blades of grass and cut them into pieces of two to three centimetres long, ready...
Hakusembe Birds

Chobe candle-pod acacia in bloom and Greater Honeyguide

At Hakusembe River Lodge west of Rundu the creamy-yellow catkins of the Chobe candle-pod acacia (Acacia hebeclada subsp. Chobiensis) attract Grey Louries to the Kavango River’s riparian vegetation. Come spring and for numerous animals...
Chobe Oxpecker

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe is excited: Yellow-billed Oxpeckers, usually very shy birds, have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma of Chobe River Camp as their nesting site. It is...
Zambezi Birds

Spring has brought the first feathered migrants

This year (2019) the first Carmine Bee-eaters already appeared on August 1st at the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp. The colourful birds spend the southern winter in Equatorial Africa....
People Photography

People in Namibia, people in Africa, photographic encounters on the journey.

Animals, landscapes, the lodges and camps and your off-road vehicle are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a journey. The more exotic the encounter, the more extraordinary the...
Fish River Canyon Trail Run

Fish River Ultra Marathon 2019

It was mid-year and time once again to marvel at the creation and formation of the earth. Eyes cast downwards, moving cautiously so as to not succumb to the law of gravity, I headed down...