Okavango River Monsters and other secrets of the Hambukushu people

Mark Adcock Environment, Food for Thought

The sun is just beginning to set as you poll your mokoro along the panhandle of the Okavango. It’s been a successful but long day of fishing, and tonight there’ll be tilapia for dinner, enough for the whole family! Suddenly, your mokoro [traditional dugout] won’t move. Nomatter how hard you pull, it remains stuck. You notice dust and ripples spreading …

Welcome to the Ngepi family Mr and Mrs African Wood Owl

Mark Adcock Ngepi Wildlife

We would like to introduce you to our resident African wood owls! At night time they can be seen perched on a branch near the bar, making use of the insect-attracting lanterns to find their dinner… Wood Owls eat arthropods, reptiles, small mammals and birds, which they catch on the wing, off the ground or in trees and shrubs. Sometimes they …