Category Africa

Sunday Photos – Big Cat Cubs, Kenya

A-Z April Challenge – Zebras of Africa

In November 2003 Mrs Wilbur and I ventured on to date our only ever safari. Our destination was the Akeru Lodge inside the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We saw plenty of lions, elephants, rhino, giraffes, antelopes & apes, but amongst our favourite animal sightings were the horses in striped pyjamas. We even took […]

Ndutu, Tanzania

It’s nearly two years since the person who took these stunning photos passed away aged 50. RIP Andrew, you were a great wildlife photographer.

A-Z April Challenge – Volubilis, Morocco

During an independent tour of Morocco we headed north out of Marrakesh to the cities of Meknes & Fes. The scenic route took us through the Atlas Mountains where we slept in tents and visited waterfalls, raging rivers and colourful markets. En route to the incredible city of Fes, we stopped at the Roman ruins […]

A-Z April Challenge – Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan

I have only visited or stayed in a very small handful of iconic hotels such as the Baron in Aleppo, Hotel Lisboa in Macao, Hotel Nacional in Havana, Raffles in Singapore, La Mamounia in Marrakesh or the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. The Old Cataract is up there with them. I didn’t stay at […]

A-Z April Challenge – Abu Simbel

This year for the challenge I will be blogging about some premier sites & sights that I have experienced on my travels abroad. With ‘A’ I was spoiled for choice – Alhambra & Angkor Wat would have made fine opening subjects, but I plumped for one of the earliest ‘wonders’ that I had viewed. In […]

Sunday Photo

Western Cape

Following on from my previous South Africa posts, from Cape Town we hired a small white Toyota car. This was an historic occasion as it was to be my first time driving overseas. South Africans drive on the left, so a gentle baptism was expected. Our first trip was to be the Wine Route visiting […]

African Safari

I had always wanted to go on safari and in 2003 this became reality when Mrs Wilbur and I visited the Kruger National Park.   100,000 Air Miles secured us flights with British Airways from London to Johannesburg, onto Cape Town & back to London. We very nearly didn’t make it as in my wisdom […]

A-Z April Challenge – Kruger National Park

Our trip to South Africa in 2005 was awesome. Not only did we visit Johannesburg, Cape Town, the Western Cape and the Wine Route, but we also went on our first (and to date only) safari. Mrs Wilbur and I stayed in a rustic safari village called Akeru having flown in a turboprop from Jo’burg […]