Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody

Kwai to Ngoma

The route crossed a couple of reserves, (each involving registering and payment), and after some 60 kms of soft sand, we arrived at the first gate. There was then a … Continue reading

March 17, 2023 · Leave a comment


Kwai is situated towards the northern part of the Okavango, and is another substantial conservancy run by the local community. It is very flat, and is effectively bordered on two … Continue reading

March 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Xakanaxa to Khwai

Water buffalo look benign and lazy, but this hides a fiercely protective nature and care needs to be taken around them. Telephoto lenses are highly recommended. A termite mound that … Continue reading

March 15, 2023 · Leave a comment


As we were packed ready to leave, our attention was drawn to a spot about 30m from where we were standing. A pack of wild dogs had huddled up for … Continue reading

March 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

What is it like to do a long bush trip?

There is a lot of planning, not surprisingly. Leaving aside the route and camp bookings, a good 4×4 is essential, like our Land Rover Discovery 4. It needs to have … Continue reading

February 20, 2023 · Leave a comment


This huge reserve is over 200 kms long, and probably about 150 kms wide. The last time we visited, the wildlife was very much in evidence, by contrast to this … Continue reading

February 18, 2023 · 1 Comment

That Long Awaited Bush Trip

Back in 2019, we started to plan a six week camping trip in 2020 through Botswana and Namibia, spending as much time as possible in the bush. It involved working … Continue reading

February 18, 2023 · Leave a comment