Africa 2012

Talking Animal

Dead trees
Death Valley

Delta, desert, sunsets, lime-green flip-flops, great white sharks, sand dunes, elephants, waterfalls, termite mounds, mokoros, Malarone, Plants vs. Zombies, patchwork tan, early mornings…

Frustrated Buffalo

…Cold mornings, peanut butter, dust, red wine, tents, bucket showers, Goapele, bright orange Casio, ungulates, waterholes, Germans, absent essentials, Tic Tacs, memories, majesty, and happy hippie Zen enlightenment.

Etosha Lion
Salt Pan Lion

In 2011 I travelled around Southeast Asia for two months. It was less than enjoyable, for a number of reasons. So, in 2012, I was determined to redress the balance.

Okavango Delta

I have wanted to go to Namibia for a long time and Botswana for even longer but have pushed them down the priority list having been to Africa four times in the past. But I wouldn’t allow myself room for error this time and, on 31st July, I jetted off to Cape Town.


A few days in South Africa was a warm-up for Botswana — the Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and a brief 2-night excursion to Zambia to see Victoria Falls. And then Namibia beckoned — Sossusvlei, Etosha, Damaraland, and Swakopmund.

Lilac Breasted Roller

It was over in a month-long blink of an eye. I touched down in London on 1st September having had the time of my life.

Jackal standing in giraffe carcass
Jackal and Giraffe

More photos over at 500px.

A Warning

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