Category Archives: Wildlife Refuge

Evening in Xakanaxa

January 2, 2018, evening This evening’s event was a boat ride on the channels of the Khwai River, lined with pampas grasses, papyrus, and waterlilies. The animals don’t eat the pampas grass so it can grow quite tall. Among the … Continue reading

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Morning in Xakanaxa

Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018 Every night I think we couldn’t possible top the experiences of the day, and the next day I am continually proved wrong. We were told to be careful this morning as a bull elephant had … Continue reading

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Pawprints, Poop and Plants

Sunday morning, New Year’s Eve 2017 We signed up for a walking game drive to get a different perspective. Also, we’re ready for some physical activity. Riding in the safari vehicles is great for getting around and seeing many animals, … Continue reading

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First Morning at Mashatu

Saturday, December 30, 2017 To beat the heat, we started this morning’s game drive really, really early – 5:15am. We were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise. The terrain is very different from the game preserve at MalaMala. There is a … Continue reading

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Evening at MalaMala

Still December 28, 2017 The Nat Geo expert, Bill Branch, gave a talk about Africa at noon today. He discussed its geology, both historical (as part of Gondwanaland) as well as current. Unlike many of the other continents, it has … Continue reading

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Aloha and Mahalo

Wednesday, January 20 All packed up and ready to head back to wintry Minnesota. First, we had to make sure we could bring our various liquid meds (real meds, not booze) in our carry on bags. The answer is yes. … Continue reading

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