Face to face with elephants on our way to Rra Dinare

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

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…

Lion looking at the camera at Rra Dinare safari

Rra Dinare Our First Safari in Botswana

It doesn’t matter how many brochures/articles or blog posts you read about going on a safari, it really does not compare to actually experiencing one. Rra Dinare in Botswana was our first taste of safari life and within minutes we were enchanted. What We Saw on Our Two Days at Rra Dinare Camp April 10,…

Safari Botswana FAQ

Safari in Botswana – FAQs

Going on a safari is on most travellers and wildlife fans bucket list. After a month-long housesit in Maun, Botswana, we decided to treat ourselves to a 6-day safari in the Okavango Delta. Why go on Safari in Botswana? Although it is located in the midst of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango River floods the…

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

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 Maun

Feed a Child, giving nutrition to underprivileged children in 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…

Diamonds in the Sky by Stephen James O'Meara

Diamonds in the Sky – April 2018 – Non Fiction Book of the Month

I did have another book lined up for April, but when I heard that Steve had just published his Diamonds in the Sky Kindle book about stargazing in Botswana, it seemed like the perfect book of the month. We are going on safari and will have 6 nights of skies free of light pollution, so…

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Our Travel Plans – 2018

I know it is already the middle of March, and maybe a bit late to start writing about our travel plans for 2018, but our plans have been in a bit of flux for this year. The Year So Far: Early January: France I was finishing off a house-sit in Callas in the South of…