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It was midday, and had, by now, been raining for almost four hours non-stop. We had just arrived in the Mutinondo Wilderness in north-central Zambia after a week of travel from SA, and things hadn’t gone smoothly. Mutinondo Wilderness, Zambia There’d been a blown head gasket on one of the three Defenders in our convoy, torrential rains, hours of border post delays, hellish roadblocks on the road to Lusaka, manic traffic in the Zambian capital itself and endless electrical problems in the vehicles. Somehow, though, none of those experiences seemed important in light of what we had seen: the breathtaking

Words and pictures by Tim Forssman. The White Lady of The BrandBerg, Damaraland, Namibia Ihe White Lady has been shrouded in controversy since she was first discovered in the mid-20th century, when the renowned Abbe Henri Breuil, a French Catholic priest and archaeologist, reported on the site His findings sent the small, fairly innocuous image into the history books. He called it the White Lady, and argued that it was a princess from southern Europe, based on similarities between it and paintings in Crete. He mentioned specifically the adornments held by the White Lady, her colouration and her central position

We’ve explored Mozambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo reserve on several occasions, but this time our Technical Editor, Grant Spolander, discovered a different side to the park when he undertook a new off-road tour and adrenalin-filled adventure.Words and pictures by Grant Spolander. What is mankind’s greatest fear? Is it his fear of the unknown? Fear of failure? Or perhaps the thought of being alone? Being eaten alive must surely rank pretty high; throw a crocodile into that scenario and the prospect of having an overgrown lizard rip me to pieces, while dragging me under murky water, gives me real palpitations. I

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