After escaping the corporate world, my yearning for exploring the African wilderness had me wanding the savannah for close on 15 years. With camera in hand, I treasured being able to capture the magic and surreal beauty of this ancient continent and its extraordinary inhabitants.
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She shared a final shadow dance before slipping away into the cover of darkness…
"Peace is costly but it is worth the expense" ~Kenyan proverb
"What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help them to learn" ~African proverb
"On a cold and misty night in Qorokwe camp, Okavango from the comfort of my bedroll, I could hear the mellifluous song of African elephants sharing their infinite wisdom - a well versed conversation of experience passed on from generation to generation, knowledge hardcoded and essential for their survival. As morning dawned I headed quietly towards the savannah to share in the glorious sunrise with my noble companions. It was then that Africa stepped into my view - bathed in pink-petalled glory - and took my breath away." Deon De Villiers - conservationist and wildlife photographer
Colour fills the sky as a falcon swoops in on the flock.
She looked at me; and she asked so many questions
The gatekeeper to the ‘Place of Plenty.’ The past few days have delivered welcomed rainfall giving the northern tip of Chief’s Island well over 50 mm of much-needed pula (rain in Setswana). Anybody who has visited Mombo would recognise this mammoth of a tree standing firm in our fertile and abundant lands.
"The African surprises which await you on misty mornings are truly amazing!
The queen on Mombo Camp shares a moment with Deon De Villiers on a photographic safari.
Mara Plains favourite leopard Fig photographed by Deon De Villiers on a photographic safari.
Safari Guru's conservation puzzles are creating much-needed funds to assist rhino conservation and anti-poaching initiatives during COVID!