Tag Archives: Wildlife

Wednesday photo: Dehorned rhino

South Africa has been dehorning rhinos to keep the animal alive. This post isn’t a discussion of whether this is the right solution to stop poaching.  The first dehorned rhino I saw was with my parents last year in isiMangaliso … Continue reading

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Roundup of what you need to know before joining Peace Corps Eswatini 2.0

Sanibonani G16! I have written a lot about what life is like as a PCV in Eswatini during my 27 months of service. Your departure date is approaching quickly, and maybe a few of you only just received medical clearance … Continue reading

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Gratitude for visitors

I am well settled in to my new apartment, and had three PCV visitors over the weekend. The first was for a home-cooked, going-away dinner extravaganza for Aaron. He’s allowed me to crash at his conveniently-located extension home and feasts … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Hanging out with friends

I started the week with multiple productive days at home followed by two productive days in Mbabane. Now, as I write this, I am waiting to be picked up to start a day with friends, old and new. First, I’m … Continue reading

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If hyenas could talk

Hyenas are usually on the move, never lingering for long at one spot, unless you find a mother with her cubs. For this reason, my photos of hyenas usually show only their backside moving away. On my latest trip to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Wild dogs

After seeing a kill on our first drive in Kruger, I would have left my Kruger trip happy. But my guide and the rest of the safari-goers in my group knew that I really, really, really wanted to see wild … Continue reading

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Why I keep returning to Kruger

Sunrise leopards. Hundreds of elephants walking into the sunset. Giraffes manicuring acacia trees. Vultures swarming a kill. Black-maned lions patrolling shoulder to shoulder down the road. A cheetah scanning the plains from her perch on a fallen tree. Kruger National … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: The view from my bed

When my curtains are open on the side of my house, I can see straight from my bed to this beautiful tree in my front yard. I consulted my wildlife guide but couldn’t make up my mind that this tree … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Hikes with friends

One of my goals for 2018 is to see more of Swaziland. This includes increasing visits to my local park, Mlilwane National Park. A friend and former volunteer in Swaziland visited with her son, so in addition to visiting my … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okaukuejo water hole

After a fantastic game drive, we arrived back to camp just at sunset. I hurried to the water hole and saw this. That’s a black rhino in the center and two giraffe on the right.  It was a beautiful moment.

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