South Africa pt.3 – October 2018

Setting off from Olifants, a very early morning produced little wildlife (a few impala and a couple of zebra) but we did see an Aardvark burrow and nearby diggings. After a bit of birding back at the camp we drove north to Letaba. White-crested Helmetshrikes were the first new birds of that outing. Pulling in … Read more

South Africa pt.2 – October 2018

After enjoying a brief stop at Satara rest camp (where we would stay the night later in the trip) where we watched the Tree Squirrels, Southern Red-billed Hornbill and the big views over the mostly dry riverbed, we pressed on north towards Olifants rest camp where we would sleep next. Lilac-breasted Rollers, Giraffes, Burchell`s Zebra … Read more

South Africa pt.1 – October 2018

The flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg was 11 hours long. Fortunately we chose an overnight flight so we could sleep through most of it. Unfortunately I didn’t sleep at all. Apart from our neighbouring passenger getting involved in a drunken incident with cabin crew, the flight passed without a hitch, albeit very slowly. On landing … Read more