May – A month of Birding. Part 6 – Hwange to Johannesburg


We met a contact of Graham’s on the road down to Bulawayo.  He asked us if we would like to have a chat and a cup of coffee, and we were overwhelmed when he took us onto two farms owned by the Randell brothers.  We saw a very fine selection of habitats and birds and were then entertained to tea and then lunch by these very generous people, who live in the most beautiful homes.  It was a real pleasure to meet them!

We carried on through Bulawayo to our destination at the stunning Matobo Hills Lodge, surrounded by the wonderful granite domes and boulders of the Matobo National Park.  This proved to be a very good birding area – no specials, and therefore probably ignored by most birders, but what we saw was spectacular and the birds were abundant.  Our cottages were very comfortable and excellent food was served…

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