Monthly Archives: April 2012

Peter’s Pancakes………

(51) Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge 18/04/12. Lin Barrie and Peter, the Chef at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, create special pancakes with a secret ingredient…to be shared with you all in the recipe below! Peter’s African Pancakes Soft pancakes with an … Continue reading

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Elephant Dung Makes Gardens GROW!

What a great night-I returned to my Tsavene house yesterday from Chilo Gorge lodge, to pick up Dad, a load of plants and many bags of elephant poop that I have collected from our waterhole for the Chilo Gardens…! We … Continue reading

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Bathawks and Baobabs

    At Chilo Gorge lodge…. Bathawks are high on my mind at the moment, after watching one approach us through the red dusk, high above the Save river, last night. We stood transfixed and entranced, on the wooden deck … Continue reading

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Easter in the wilds of Africa………….

Carly Cat and Kelli Bunny arrived at our Tsavene house on Easter Sunday and explored the bush around our house….             Then they posed at the waterhole………         found a safe baobab…….. … Continue reading

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After a night on the rock……..

After a night spent with precious family and friends, watching the full moon rise over our granite dome that we call Sunset Rock, we are even more thankful of the companionship of the good people around us,  and remember with … Continue reading

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Giraffe dawn…

I wake to the Crested Francolin chattering their excitement at a new dawn, and when I peer from my lounge window this is what I see……

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birds in the pink….Carmine beeeaters

After our last trip to Chilo Gorge Lodge and Gonarezhou, we are anticipating the departure of the gorgeous migratory Carmine bee eaters, deserting us for warmer climes with their new fledged chicks…

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