Sun, May 26th, 2019

Our African safari 2019

After a spring packed with shows, meeting old friends and preparation, We headed to Africa with a wonderful group of friends who traveled with us through South Africa, across Botswana and into Zimbabwe experiencing the wildlife and bushmen cultures of southern Africa .It was really nice to be COLD!!!!  Yes, of course it was winter in South Africa. We had some great adventures with our bushman friends and got to go on a oryx hunt with them. Golly, it was just  incredible to see these bushmen living in the desert as they have for tens of thousands of years. What a lovely, warm group of friends we've made with them. In the bushman language there is no word for evil or hell.  They refuse to believe of the existence of anywhere but nature in the sky.  Despite incredible hardships they remain upbeat, and happy. Perhaps there is a secret to being the oldest existing culture on the planet?

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At the tip of Africa with our friends
At the tip of Africa with our friends
At the tip of Africa with our friends
We had a beautiful day hike on top of table mountain overlooking the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic oceans
We had a beautiful day hike on top of table mountain overlooking the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic oceans
We had a beautiful day hike on top of table mountain overlooking the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic oceans
My ,what big teeth you have!
My ,what big teeth you have!
My ,what big teeth you have!
No one knows how old this bushman woman is
No one knows how old this bushman woman is
No one knows how old this bushman woman is
As always the wildlife was incredible
As always the wildlife was incredible
As always the wildlife was incredible
Visiting our bushman friends in the Kalahari desert is always a high point for us
Visiting our bushman friends in the Kalahari desert is always a high point for us
Visiting our bushman friends in the Kalahari desert is always a high point for us
As always we got in a visit to the orphanage and had fun with the kids
As always we got in a visit to the orphanage and had fun with the kids
As always we got in a visit to the orphanage and had fun with the kids
This lion was laying down looking up at us- if you look into his eye you can see the reflection of us in our vehicle
This lion was laying down looking up at us- if you look into his eye you can see the reflection of us in our vehicle
This lion was laying down looking up at us- if you look into his eye you can see the reflection of us in our vehicle
We had some beautiful elephant encounters as we canoed down the Zambezi River
We had some beautiful elephant encounters as we canoed down the Zambezi River
We had some beautiful elephant encounters as we canoed down the Zambezi River
Just before we got soaking wet at the falls
Just before we got soaking wet at the falls
Just before we got soaking wet at the falls
After our friends left, we created a wildlife art center at the local high school in Victoria Falls
After our friends left, we created a wildlife art center at the local high school in Victoria Falls
While in Africa, we visit local schools, camps, and eco-Ranger programs to help them connect creativity with conservation. There's lots more information on our ARTS FOR ANIMALS page, www.artsforanimals.com
After our friends left, we created a wildlife art center at the local high school in Victoria Falls
Although it's hard to make out in photography, we got to witness a very rare event this year
Although it's hard to make out in photography, we got to witness a very rare event this year
We happen to be in Victoria Falls for the full moon and got to see a moon bow for the first time
Although it's hard to make out in photography, we got to witness a very rare event this year
No, we are not all running from a man  lion, we are just being silly. Our group of friends was hilarious and added immensely to our experience.
No, we are not all running from a man lion, we are just being silly. Our group of friends was hilarious and added immensely to our experience.
No, we are not all running from a man lion, we are just being silly. Our group of friends was hilarious and added immensely to our experience.
Our last night in Victoria Falls we had a lovely dinner on the banks of the Zambezi
Our last night in Victoria Falls we had a lovely dinner on the banks of the Zambezi
Our last night in Victoria Falls we had a lovely dinner on the banks of the Zambezi
Our friends always enjoy watching Anne make sketches for future art pieces
Our friends always enjoy watching Anne make sketches for future art pieces
Our friends always enjoy watching Anne make sketches for future art pieces
A high point is always our Zambezi River sunset cruise
A high point is always our Zambezi River sunset cruise
A high point is always our Zambezi River sunset cruise
This year we seemed to see more rhinos than ever
This year we seemed to see more rhinos than ever
This year we seemed to see more rhinos than ever
Participating in a hunt for Oryx with our bushman friends is  magic
Participating in a hunt for Oryx with our bushman friends is magic
Participating in a hunt for Oryx with our bushman friends is magic
After the hunt, celebrating the hunt and meet for the children is always unbelievable
After the hunt, celebrating the hunt and meet for the children is always unbelievable
After the hunt, celebrating the hunt and meet for the children is always unbelievable
It's always sad to say goodbye to our bushman friends,
It's always sad to say goodbye to our bushman friends,
It's always sad to say goodbye to our bushman friends,
Is nothing like a beautiful sunset over the Okavango Delta
Is nothing like a beautiful sunset over the Okavango Delta
There's lots more photographs and videos from our African adventure on our Patreon page. Look over there for even more interesting adventures.
Is nothing like a beautiful sunset over the Okavango Delta