Beauty and the beasts

‘A crash of rhino, a dazzle of zebra, a journey of giraffes and a raft of hippos’ are just some of the evocative creatures and names you’ll see and hear if you visit Botswana

23rd April, 2017
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Red lechwe in the Okavango Delta; PIc: Dana Allen

I’m not certain, but it sounds like someone’s phone is ringing. In the middle of the wilderness. In the middle of the African night. In the middle of nowhere. Next up a bleeping alarm chimes in, followed by a manic set of wind chimes. It seems like I am sleeping in the midst of a percussion section tuning up, until I listen closely and realise the sounds are all natural. No phones, no alarms, no...

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