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Joan Larsen's Travel: Cavorting With Hippos in Botswana

By Joan Larsen

By the time our very small plane had landed on a remote airstrip in the African country of Botswana, I felt I had researched every bird and animal we even had a sliver of a chance of seeing. 1,034 more words

Joan Larsen

Low-level Hunter

Martial Eagle (Immature)       Polemaetus bellicosus

The martial eagle is a large eagle found in open and semi-open habitats of sub-Saharan Africa. It is the only member of the genus Polemaetus. 167 more words


Simply Complicated

35,000 feet above Pakistan, 08/31/14, 7:24PM

An airplane filled couple days means Africa’s now in the rear view mirror. Two months ago, if you asked me about Southern Africa I would probably have told you about an Olympian with bionic legs or a childhood Disney movie. 578 more words


Moremi Game Reserve -- Friendly Leopards and Zebra Tales

We set out at 6 a.m. for our Moremi safari in an open Land Cruiser, stocked with wool blankets and claustrophobic, lined ponchos. It was insanely cold! 1,294 more words


Chobe National Park and the Kwando and Linyanti River systems.

Chobe National Park and the Kwando and Linyanti river systems is fifth on my list of  Top Ten African safari destinations   You could argue I’m cheating as they are not one place and certainly not one park, however as the Kwando River becomes the Linyanti River which in turn becomes the Chobe River before it flows into the mighty Zambezi River, I feel justified in putting them together! 519 more words

Trans Kalahari (2)

We are still on the Trans Kalahari. A picture paints a thousand words….

Vultures and a donkey… I told you there are many donkeys!