Speed!

I glanced at the odometer as I sped downhill on my bike this morning and saw that I’d reached the heady speed of 20mph. It felt FAST! But is it? How fast can we go? Let me clarify that. No engine assistance allowed, but I’ll allow anything man-powered, so my bike is OK. The fastest downhill skiers manage a nerve-jangling 85mph, while in a bobsleigh you can reach almost 100mph! How about on our own, without the assistance of skis, sleds or bikes? Usain Bolt, recent world double gold medal winner, clocks in at an insane 27.78mph. Pretty impressive,...

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Good News Regarding Rhinos

Any birth is an exciting event, but the appearance of a black rhino calf gives special cause for celebration. And that’s exactly what happened in May in Liwonde National Park, Malawi.

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Toilet Tales and Dung Beetles!

In terms of wildlife experiences it hardly ranks up there with viewing a tiger a few feet in front of you or watching hundreds of wildebeest stampede across the African plains, but it does rate as a close encounter.

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Going on safari in the green season

I was travelling to Northern Tanzania at the start of May, known for being the green (or rainy!) season. My first dilemma was what to pack! As I knew that the temperature would still be in the low to mid twenties, I decided to be brave and just packed a light waterproof jacket…Time would tell if this would be the right decision!

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