August 30, 2017 at 02:12PM

There’s nothing like waking up at 3:30am with an elephant trying to get into our tent and jumping up shouting at it and banging things to scare it away to get the blood moving!

Luckily the only damage was about six inches of torn canvas stitching.

We also had a hippo in camp, hyenas in the river bed and a lion across the river last night.

Since I was awake I watched the dawn break and caught two elephants crossing the river in front of a copper sunrise.

Right now the baboons are paying havoc around camp. Cup of tea time! from Follow Dusty Tracks


November 23, 2016 at 04:19PM from Facebook

We are leaving Maputo, Mozambique today and heading for Swaziland where we will be back in the bush for a while. We have had a great time in Mozambique and we will return if we get the chance. Maputo is bigger than expected, very busy and quite a dirty place but the people are great and very helpful!

Best to stick to the main roads though. As soon as you try a short cut or enter the side roads in the suburbs you are on dirt tracks with plenty of dips, lumps and pools of water … generally traveling in first gear. You do get to see more things at that speed though 😉

Yesterday we visited the small Art Gallery and the arts and crafts market (both terrific) and then had dinner in a Portuguese restaurant for our last night. Wonderful food even though it was aimed at tourists. We have enjoyed trying the local cuisine as well. from Follow Dusty Tracks