Tag: A De Witt

Karongwe – Day one

After a five hour drive our next stop was Karongwe staying at Chisomo Tented Camp. The Karongwe landscape was dominated by a backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains. We were staying for three nights at the Chisomo tented camp in very spacious luxury tents raised on stilts above the ground. Wildlife had free access through the…


Lions of Ruaha

On safari in Africa, most people hope to see Lion and most of the time they are rewarded. This is because Lions are lazy, spending much of their time resting/sleeping. Therefore the prides can be located without too much trouble. This is unlike some of the other cats where you have to spend time looking…


River Chambal National Park

The overnight train journey passed without incident and we arrived in Agra. We spent a day with the crowds  visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Then it was time to say good bye to three members of the group. Our next stop was the River Chambal. This was an area that we knew…


Parrot Crossbills in Thetford Forest

Last week I heard Steven Fry liken some aspects of the internet to a modern day Pandora’s box, containing many of the evils of the world. However, it does have some great benefits. One being if some interesting wildlife appears in your local area the word soon gets out. This was the case last week…


Bandhavgarh and The Buffer Zone

If I have one criticism of our time in Bandhavgarh, it is that often the search for Tigers was almost exclusive. This on some occasions prevented us from seeing the bigger picture of what made the reserve so interesting. I understand fully why this happens and this is purely a personal view.      …


In search of a Tiger

The next two days seemed to fall into a familiar pattern of an early morning call at 4.45am, followed by coffee and biscuits. Then we got into the jeeps, collected the park guides and presented passports at the gate. Over the two days we used either the Tala or Madhgi areas. The focus of the…


First stop – Bandhavgarh National Park

After an over night flight from Heathrow to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi we were greeted by our guide Aditya Panda (Eddie). We then met up with the other five members of the group (Wendy & Mark, Roy, Dave and Tim) and boarded our mini bus for a brief visit to the Holiday Inn hotel….


Late Winter walk at Titchwell RSPB reserve

With the winter showing signs of making way for spring and still a number of wintering visitors in residence we paid one of our regular visits to the Titchwell RSPB reserve. On this occasion we decided to take a quick look along the East Trail to the Fen Hide, just in case the kingfishers that…


Wakodahatchee Wetlands

For some years now, with family living in Florida we are regular visitors to the Palm Beach area. Each time we visit we have tried to seek out new and interesting places to spot wildlife, particularly the abundant bird life at various times of the year. Whilst looking at the Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail…


Winter at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

If you’re visiting Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the east coast is well worth a visit, and only about 50 miles away. In fact you can combine a trip there and to the Space Centre as a day out.  Although December to April is best for wildlife, in summer you…