Hwow! Hwange is Hwonderful!

One of Aitch’s list of “things to do” was visit her twin sis in Botswana. Janet quickly mustered her network and arranged a trip to Hwange, Zimababwe’s world-class national park. Her friends Beks and Sarah Ndlovu of African Bush Camps own a concession and run a very special camp there in the Somalisa area!

They call it a Hemingway-style camp. We called it bliss.

Hwange, Somalisa Camp

The weather was amazing! Bright sunshine, then gathering clouds, to pouring rain and back to sunshine in a few hours. Enough to bring out the bullfrogs – the first time I have seen them, not for lack of looking. They were out for their annual month of ribaldry: Bawdy songs, lewd & lascivious behaviour, also gluttony. Then back underground for 11 months of regrets.

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The rain was spectacular!

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After the rain, the spoor: Aha! The lions have cubs!

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and there was sunshine . . .

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