Chased by a Hippo Whilst Wild Camping

We setup camp on the remote island in the middle of the Zambezi river. As I ate my dinner, the gruff laugh of hippos became an endless background noise. I watched them as I ate. There must have been over ten hippos relaxing in the river near camp, bellowing to each other. Unfortunately, my DSLR… Read More

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Running into Hippos on the Zambezi

It was the morning after my first night camping in Zambia and we were up at the crack of dawn. We quickly ate breakfast before going down to the river's edge and boarding our canoes. Before long, we set off, disturbing the pristine surface with gentle ripples. There was a loud bellow, almost like a… Read More

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

My First Taste of Africa

In July 2012, I visited Zambia on an organised trip using a company called 'Exodus'. The trip was for 10 days and would involve wild camping in the bush as well as canoeing down the Zambezi river. I was super excited as this was the first time I was going to visit Africa - a… Read More

Tuesday, 31 July 2012