Cecil the Lion – you’ve surely heard his name and ill-timed fate by now. Cecil, the centre of an Oxford University study and Zimbabwe’s most famous Lion was shot with a bow and arrow by a dentist from the USA. The arrow did not kill the injured lion and for 40 excruciating hours he was … Continue reading Does Cecil’s life matter more?
The sun was slowly rising over Victoria Falls, as we drove across a bridge above the Zambezi River from Zambia to Zimbabwe, a country that had always intrigued me. And from my vantage point in Zambia, I had been eyeing up Zimbabwe for days, just amping to get across. Mosi-Oa-Tunya Victoria Falls National Park From … Continue reading Two National Parks & Two Armed Men in Camouflage
When I began to tell people I was heading to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe for three months on my first real overseas adventure, a whole range of reactions were thrown at me. “You are a young, solo female, you know what’ll happen to you” was the most common type of reaction, but … Continue reading Seven reasons to drop everything and travel Southern Africa