• The Crocodile Safari

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    What happens when you put a naturalist in a kayak, adrift in Africa?
    ‘There are no crocs around here,' said a smiling bartender. I think the warlord Mzilikazi must have had a similar smile while raiding the Bahurutshe, not far from where I dropped my paddle into the river.
    Before it joins waters with the Matabele's iliMphopho, the river of rapid rising and falling, known to the rest of the world as the ‘great, grey, green, greasy Limpopo' of Rudyard Kipling's writings, the Ngotwane River marks the boundary line between Botswana and South Africa. Overgrown by bush willows , its banks are...
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