Screw you modern conveniences…getting back to nature and loving it!

Welcome to Kolaybyn Eco Lodge in Sweden. Granted this place is not for everyone… • You sleep on wooden bed in a wooden hut • You have to walk to the composting toilets in the dark • You have birds flying into your cabin through the cracks above the door to wake you up • […]

Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park – A Taraji Blue Trip Report

We’ve been receiving quite a lot of requests for advice about African safaris recently, which has inspired me to reshare links to our trip report for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park in South Africa. We initially wrote this trip report as a HUGE thank you to everyone on the SANParks forums for their fantastic advice […]

The tale behind the leopards of Kgalagadi

Last year, in Kgalagadi National Park we had some pretty jaw dropping leopard sightings. We shared two of our experiences with the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Leopard Project and were delighted this week to find out more about the leopards we saw and their offspring who are now exploring the vast plains of Southern Africa. From […]

Ok, I admit it, the Montezuma Oropendola courtship worked for me!

Meet a Montezuma Oropendola, they are, quite simply, one of the most impressive and incredible birds that I have had the pleasure of spending time with. Not only are they a joy to look at, they are also incredible to watch. The thing is, you hear them before you tend to spot them. Despite them being quite big birds, it’s not their bulk […]

Hypno-Toad, a Crazy Storm, Johnny Walker and The Milky Way.

Hypno-Toad, a Crazy Storm, Johnny Walker and The Milky Way… not the usual way to celebrate ten years of marriage, but it was certainly memorable and I would not change it for the world. Our ten year wedding anniversary plans changed at the last minute – we were supposed to be watching Atlantis take to the skies in Florida, […]