Southern Africa 1996

For this 6 week adventure to Southern Africa I went on 3 safari trips. Firstly, a 15 day Namibia trip with Karibu Adventures, then a 10 day Zimbabwe trip with Drifters and finally an 18 day South Africa trip, again with Drifters.


The Etosha Pan is a 5,000 sq km saline desert in the Etosha National Park.
Nice haircut Glenn!!
A waterhole at Etosha National Park.
Damn Zebra crossings!!
Sunset at Okaukuejo water hole, Etosha National Park.
Glenn fixes up some obvious mistakes in the ancient rock art carvings at
Twyfelfontein, which translates to doubtful spring. The rock carvings are located in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia.
An Australianus Crassus warms his body on the rocks in the morning sun. The male of this species is typically bearded, white-faced, soft bellied, boisterous and is non-indigenous to Namibia.
Approach with caution when drunk!!
Annie and Jane, posing for the camera, Namibia.
The Namib dunefields are 300 kms long and 150 kms wide. They have the highest sand dunes in the world reaching over 300 metres.
Namib dunefields – The quartz sand gives the dunes their unique colour.

Zambezi River canoe trip

Rest stop on a sand bank during our two day canoe trip down the Zambezi River.
Photo stop for “Big Tusker” during the canoe trip – spot the tourist!!

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Elephants passing through our campsite at the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. I dashed off to take photos of the elephants as they crossed the river into our campsite and our guide Vanessa was very concerned that I was going to be surrounded by them. We ended up clapping and shooing and trying to persuade them to move away from our camp as they ate leaves from the trees.
The Hunter” in the spotter’s chair – Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.


Glenn foolishly attempts to climb a Baobab tree.
View of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
View of Victoria Falls from an ultralight aircraft. A very scary flight. The “experienced” pilot had a full 12 months flying under his belt.
White water rafting on the Zambezi River – amazing fun. Some of us went overboard but everyone survived.
I had to do the bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi River with a huge hangover, thanks to drinking lots of beers after the white water rafting the previous day. An action-packed time at Victoria Falls!!

South Africa

Three Rondavels, Bylde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The Three Rondavels, Bylde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The grass covered mountain tops resemble the traditional round or oval rondavels or African homestead huts.
This is a professional stunt photographer. Please kiddies, do not attempt to do this yourself. I jumped over the fence to take this photo shoot but I was only sitting about half way along the rock ledge when our guide “Erol” came by and I thought oh no… I am in big trouble here. However, he didn’t get upset with me, he actually told me to go out further and sit on the very end of the rock ledge.
Zulu Witch Doctor – Zulu village excursion.
Hiking in the Drakensberg National Park, located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
Knysna, the world’s most dangerous port.
Table Top mountain, Cape Town.