Monthly Archives: December 2008

Bugs, beetles and lizards.

Ben has developed a new fascination for creepy crawlies (except for spiders), lizards and geckoes. He got some amazing photos of this beautiful lizard (far right) in the Giant’s Playground. We were quite excited to see stick insects at Robert and … Continue reading

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Fish River Canyon, Quivertree Forest and the Giant’s Playground

Nambia’s tourist attractions are few and far between. Some are totally mind-blowingly awesome. Some are quite cool. Some are not much to write home about at all. We have no idea what category each fits into until we have driven … Continue reading

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Southern Namibia

Em has asked me to write this bit… the first thing that comes to mind is weird, weird, weird! The southern half of Namibia (below the capital, Windhoek) is covered in commercial farms, though it doesn’t look like anything could … Continue reading

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Road trip

For our last 4 weeks in Africa we’ve hired a car. Our dreams of a meaty 4×4 were dashed by cost and availability; instead we have this Nissan Tiida (apparently you don’t get them at home), which is a little … Continue reading

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Cape Town

We arrived in Cape Town (a flight from Blantyre) in the middle of a South African holiday. The 16th December is celebrated as the start of the Christmas period (which usually starts in October in the UK!). The streets were … Continue reading

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Blantyre and around

As well as the really bad unplanned hiccups we have also had some amazing strokes of good luck. The last few days was one such instance. When we were in Nairobi our host said we should meet up with her … Continue reading

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Makwawa Scout Camp

In the summer of 2007 my (Ben’s) Dad went to Malawi with a load of Scouts to build stuff at a Scout camp site near Zomba, south Malawi. The UK Scout association realised that they owned the site, thought it … Continue reading

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