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African Reins

From the Kalahari Desert to Okavango Delta, Rosalyn Wikeley saddles up for the ride of her life! Read the full Food & Travel article here! ...


A Life in the Wilderness

In the late 1980s I began working in Zimbabwe and Zambia in some of the most sublime wild places on earth. Photographic safaris were just beginning to gain momentum, and under the guidance of some of the legends of the safari industry, I thought I...

Markhams picnic lunch

Royal Treatment and Family Fun

It comes as no surprise to us that the beautiful Royal Tree Lodge, a private game reserve where we stable our horses on the banks of the Thamalakane River, works as a destination in its own right for certain guests - especially families. It just shows...

Dawn on the Pans

Followed by a Moon Shadow

It is through the summer months that we spend our days on horseback, roaming with the vast herds of zebra and wildebeest as they feast on the expansive grass covered islands within the vast Makgadikgadi salt pans.  The rain soaked pans have temporarily transformed into...


A safari with a difference

A safari with David Foot is always different, but in this case we had no idea quite how different! Having enjoyed a relaxing couple of days in the tranquil and luxurious surrounds of the Royal Tree Lodge on the outskirts of Maun, we found ourselves...

Alone in the Makgadikgadi

Alone in the Makgadikgadi

For the past five years we have explored the renowned Kalahari on horseback to the east of the Makgadikgadi–Nxai Pan National Park. During that time we have been fortunate to have had the most astonishing experiences in this extraordinary landscape. We have cantered alongside the zebra...

Lily Ashley

A Moving Tribute to Chapmans Baobab

We have just returned from the Makgadikgadi Pans having had another wonderful adventure on horseback.  However, it was our first time to see the, once mighty, fallen Chapmans Baobab.  It was with an immense, overwhelming, feeling of sadness that the following poem was beautifully written. The...

Sunset Makgadikgadi

In the tracks of the early explorers – on horseback

PART TWO:  Through the desert and into a new year. Having enjoyed a quiet family Christmas at home, riding along the banks of the Thamalakane River with friends, our next adventure was to take us north of the CKGR, to the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt pans of the...