We’re sprawling on the upstairs deck of our safari lodge, sipping ice-cold beers and watching impala and waterbuck come to drink from the floodlit pan. We’re waiting for the drum roll that calls us to dinner. Another perfect day in Africa is sliding into night.
Scottish missionary and medic David Livingstone (yes, he of ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume’ fame) may be the first documented European adventurer to have seen the Victoria Falls. But I can tell you that he didn’t see them the best way. Nearly 160 years later, you can go one up on old Livingstone.
Think Lesotho and what do you see? Blankets, ponies and Basotho hats? So do most people. But for me, it’s also about steep snaking passes that take your breath away. You can’t avoid them – and you wouldn’t want to.
When the president of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, went to visit Pedro Muagura at his humble home in Mozambique, he asked him a simple question: "Why do you plant trees?”
(This guest post by Paul Steyn first appeared on Safari Interactive magazine’s blog.)