I spent the period from October 11-23, 1998 visiting southwestern Africa with my close friend, Victor Emanuel. We visited the Huab Lodge and Etosha National Park in Namibia with our friends Jan and Suzi Van de Reep (owners of the Huab Lodge), then headed on to the Shakawe Lodge on the Okavango River in Botswana, owned by Barrie & Elaine Pryce. In January, 2006, I spent three weeks in South Africa with my friends John Abbott and Nick & Ailsa Donnelly. Although we were mainly photographing dragonflies, I was able to take a number of bird shots. I will be adding some of those images here as my time permits.