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Animal encounters: Hyenas in the night

It’s 2am in Botswana, and I wake up with a start inside my tent. I’m in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country, and we are staying in a campsite just on the edge of the Moremi game reserve. The previous evening, sitting around our campfire, we were aware of being watched from…

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Anakao, Madagascar: Zebu carts, speedboats, and finding paradise

Down in the southwest corner of Madagascar is a village by the name of Anakao. It’s not somewhere I had ever heard of, to be honest; but then again, not many towns in Madagascar hit the headlines outside the capital, Antananarivo. Anyway, Anakao is pretty hard to spot on a map even if you’re looking for it.…