Bhalswa Dairy

The streets of Bhalswa Dairy are infested with buffaloes and cows. After five minutes, you get used to the stench and flies. You  breathe through your mouth, not your nose, being careful to allow just a narrow gap between your lips. You are less likely to inhale the ubiquitous flies. The cowshit is made into… Continue reading Bhalswa Dairy

Walking Safari in Kruger National Park

“Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations which every traveller of feeling will experience” William Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa (1824) Yaybo! We staggered out of our tents in Lower Sabie at 4am into the gloaming. The birds were already tweeting away when I made… Continue reading Walking Safari in Kruger National Park


This lioness was probably one of the group who checked out Mushroom Lodge last week, looking for a meal. The pride has 18 females and three males (brothers) who are currently jousting for leadership. My understanding is that this pride is a splinter group, originally part of a massive pride in the north of the… Continue reading Yawn