Entries from 'wildlife'

Down to the Cape

Of course, we also had to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. So we drove to Simon’s Town, parked the car and walked along the wooden pathway with great views of the bay. From there, we went down to Cape Point, driving along the beautiful rugged coastline. At Cape Point we took a walk through…

read more →

wo die wilden Pferde wohnen

In October, we managed to go on a well-deserved holiday, the first as a family of three! We stayed in a charming little stone cottage surrounded by stone-walled cornfields and small vineyards, and explored the area. I had heard that wild horses roam in the nearby Serra d’Arga, but thought it would be unlikely that…

read more →

a few pics from that last big trip: the wild West Coast

So here’s kind of the last batch of pictures from our NZ trip from a few stops along the West Coast of the South Island. A really pristine coast, with a wild symphony of whitewater, huge, thundering waves, amazing rock formations, seal colonies, native birds and completely oversized vegetation, topped with the full range of…

read more →

a few pics from that last big trip: Akaroa

Our last stop in New Zealand was Akaroa on the Banks peninsula, and we finally got a taste of farmlife in New Zealand as we stayed in a beautiful cottage and got a chance to see the shearers in action on the farm as well as at the annual A&P show, a local country fair….

read more →

Through the West African Forest

For a potential project, I travelled to Abidjan and embarked on a journey through the last remaining part of the Upper Guinean Forest in Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring Liberia. It was quite an adventure and we spent endless days on bumpy roads while exploring the Tai–Grebo–Sapo region. The sheer size of the trees and plants…

read more →

In the Black Forest

I realize that this is slightly late, but I wanted to share some of the photos of a trip to the Black Forest in early June. It was a work trip, so there were a lot of meetings involved, but we also hiked through a “banned forest” to a perfect little lake and came really close…

read more →

return to the Delta

After a few days in Frankfurt, I boarded a plane again and went back to Botswana for a week or so. I flew straight to Maun and from there, on into the middle of the delta for two days of bushwalks, mokoro trips and amazing nature in the beautfiful Okavango Delta. We stayed at Moremi…

read more →

summer is back camping trip

This past weekend, we went to Botsalano with a group of friends for a night in the bush. Upon entering the reserve, we saw a group of 14 or so rhinos at the waterhole, including two baby rhinos. Apparently, they also have an issue with poaching in the reserve, so the lady at the gate…

read more →

beginner’s bush drive

Last Sunday we went to Gaborone Game Reserve for a picknick with our friends. It’s not very big and actually very close to the city, so you never feel like you are really in the bush, but there are plenty of animals and nice picknick areas. I wonder what it will become in the future,…

read more →

Botswana bucket list

Time is running so fast, and in the past weeks I haven’t really had time for anything, but here’s a few more memories of our trip to the Magkadigkadi Pans. It was such a great get-away and we also crossed a few things of our “to-do” list for Botswana: – Learn about the origins of…

read more →

zwei lange schlangen, die schlängeln viel herum

We visited the CARACAL Biodiversity Centre in Kasane, where they have a variety of snakes, birds and other animals. As the Chobe National Park is so close, many animals do venture outside the park, and snakes in particular like the food options available at the lodges. So whenever a lodge finds a snake on its…

read more →

around the bush

The nearby Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a great place to take visitors for a first impression of wildlife and bush in Botswana, and we tend to go there every other month.This Saturday, we drove around the lake,saw a waterbuck looking for young leaves,watched a tortoise crossing the road,and came across an ostrich, who was taking…

read more →

Buschbewohner

A few of the animals we saw on yesterday’s game drive in Mokolodi. It is getting hot again and its very dry, so it’s easier to spot the animals in the bush. I’m glad its getting warmer, but a little bit of humidity would also be nice (I can’t believe I’m actually saying this because…

read more →

Beauties and Beests

As mentioned previously, we woke up to this view and spent a couple of nights in the bush here. We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the waterhole, took naps in the sunshine and went for some walks through the bush. In the evening, we lit a big campfire and made up some pretty awesome…

read more →

bedside view

During the weekend, we woke up to this view. Despite the cold, it was a great trip and we saw lots and lots of animals. More pictures to come soon.

read more →