Yesterday we had our first tropical storm for the year and although we had to scramble to get the boats secure, drop all weather screens and hang on to the table cloths and cutlery, it also gave us the inspiration that only the rains can bring after the long dry season and when it eventually cleared and the birds starting singing and a bit of sunshine peaked through the heavy dark clouds, we found a beautiful little baby terrapin at the reception, who was on its way to the lake. I just love Africa!
The 'East African Campaign', often wrongly romanticised as an adventurous and somewhat unimportant side-show to the First World War, came to an end 100 years ago today (November 25th1918) when German General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his troops formally surrendered.Continue reading
It started with a rude awakening at 5:20 Monday morning when a cacophony of bush-noises alerted us to the unfolding drama in front of the Siwandu management house.Continue reading
"A breath of wind catches in the sail, the creaking of ropes and fluttering of cloth before the fabric fills with tension, and billows to the shape of a perfect crescent-moon that fills the sky...As the dhow cuts through the crystal waters it seems as eager to reach Fanjove Island as we are." Laura Thubron, Manager of Fanjove Private Island, gives a taste of what makes Fanjove so special.Continue reading