Spiders and snakes, tortoises, scorpions hunting under the lights, preying mantises
that defy the imagination, big fluttery moths, and small scratchy scurrying beetles. Al the small folks are out now released by the flush of first proper rains. Driving through the mopane forests we pass through zones of screaming cicadas. Golden brown impalas flit across the track followed closely by their newborn fawns – tiny scraps of life - and disappear just as quickly behind the curtain of dayglo green leaves. Summer is here in all her lush green glory.
We have been traveling, between Botswana and Mozambique, in the race to be everywhere at once before the big rains close down the more remote areas for the season. Our last trip was into the LimpopoTransfrontier Park in mozambique where the Shingwedzi River crosses in from Kruger Park, South Africa. It is wild wild country with horizons so wide you can see the curve of the earth for sure!
a fork in the road
summer heat hammers down on a quiet village
sleigh ride mozambique style
a river bed that waits for the rain
elephants look so tiny from up here
patterns on a fever tree
early travellers thought this was where malaria came from
our camp fire on the edge of the river