Tracks of Giants: Personal Reflection

The TRACKS team were due to cross the border into western Botswana today, 27 May,  at remote Dobe and to meet PJ Besterlink, old friend and conservation “giant” of Botswana.  As the Logistics Manager for the expedition, when I had heard nothing from the team by 6 pm I...

Tracks of Giants: The first days of the expedition

Home alone after an intense busy stressful intimate people-filled period of the first 12 days of the Tracks of Giants project –   it is difficult to settle. Responsibility for the logistics of the expedition have, for the last year, weighed heavily on my sleep...

Tracks of Giants: The long haul across Namibia

18th May 2012 – Eighteen days and 880 kms later, its rest day at Andersons Camp in the Ongava Concession that lies adjacent to the Okaukuejo Gate of Etosha National Park. Thanks to Mike Wassing, Lious Nortje and all the staff at Wilderness Safaris for providing this...

Tracks of Giants: Hiking the Horuseb Valley

Hiking up the Horuseb Valley, across the Skeleton Coast, was a lifetime experience.  As we turned inland from the coast we saw our first elephant spoor (tracks), those of a large bull that had walked to the coast, turned, and ambled all the way back up the valley.  We...
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