Tag Archive: National Park

May 03 2013

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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Magic. I’m running out of superlatives, and it is difficult not to repeat myself when writing these posts. Central Kalahari Game Reserve lies in the middle of Botswana. It is the size of Switzerland or Denmark, and probably does not contain more than about 300 people at any given time. It has 36 campsites, and …

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Apr 26 2013

Mapungubwe National Park

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It was completely dark when we reached the campsite, and the guard at the entrance to this side of the park looked at us suspiciously when we arrived. After producing park permits, camping bookings, and the receipt for the cultural walk he let us in. We proceeded to the campsite where we had to “take …

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Jan 08 2013

Park National des Oiseaux du Djoudj


Campement Njagabaar, Djoudj NP, Senegal, It is sunset, we’re about to have dinner, and I’m sitting at our campsite looking out over the pond. In the tree just 10m away we have spotted a Yellow Crowned Gonolek, a group of Longtailed Glossy  Starlings, three Pied Kingfishers, and a group of Blue-Naped Mousebirds. And a flock …

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