All the Big Fives – Africa’s Big, Ugly, Little, Shy and downright Impossible Animals

Face to face with elephants on our way to Rra Dinare

Most people have heard of The Big Five when it comes to the animal kingdom, but have you heard of the other Fives, the Ugly, the Little, the Shy and the Impossible Fives? With time, patience and a dollop of luck you can get to see many of them on a trip to Africa, we […]

Zimbabwe – 5 things I wish I had known before I went

Victorai Falls Zimbabwe

I have to admit that I only went to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for 2 days, after our Botswanan safari, but I quickly realised the amount of misinformation and general confusion that is bandied about. So I would like to try to put some of it straight. 1 – Money – Cash is KING Let’s […]

Feed a Child, giving nutrition to underprivileged children in Maun

Feed a Child Maun

One of the beauties of Housesitting is that you get to live in a place and integrate into the community, making new friends and joining in on events, but also the opportunity to give back. During our recent month in Botswana, a chance meeting with Theresa and Lorraine, two of the helpers at Feed a […]

A Visit to Maun Farmers Market at Motsana in Botswana

Motsana | The Silver Nomad

After visiting Kelso Farmers Market in Scotland in February, this month I am in Maun in Botswana housesitting and popped along to the local monthly Maun Farmers Market. The market is held on the last Sunday of every month at Motsana from 9 am until around 12 pm. With a heavy sky above and rain […]