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Fred and Donanne Hunter

TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Christmas, 2001 #2

When we returned to Victoria Falls in late 2001, thirty years after our first visit, the Falls were as impressive as always.  Traveling with Donanne and me were our son Paul and his friend Bill, both in their late 20s. The country that had been Rhodesia was now Zimbabwe, ruled rather disastrously by the longtime […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Namibia, 2001 #2

Donanne and Fred Hunter did a safari to Southern Africa mainly to show wildlife to their son Paul and his high school pal Bill.  They started in Namibia, the former South-West Africa, drawn by the famous Etosha pan.  This account covers subsequent days. A second game-run to Etosha.  As we left Okaukuejo Kobus stopped a […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Namibia, 2001

Fred Hunter had wanted to visit the Etosha Pan since the early 1970s when he covered Africa as a journalist.  As the new century began, he got there with his wife Donanne and son Paul.  His report: Namibia is dry, desolate country.  Still one hears reports that a magical place in the north – the […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: South Africa: Two Women Elected Officials, 2001-2 #2

This post and the previous one are quite different from the customary fare of TRAVELS IN AFRICA.  No photos, my apologies for that.  The posts concern contacts with two unusual white women who were serving as elected officials in a country where the black majority had finally come to power. First the back story. After […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: South Africa, Two White Women Elected Officials, 2001-2

The next two posts are quite different from the customary fare of TRAVELS IN AFRICA.  No photos, my apologies for that.  The posts concern contacts with two unusual white women who were serving as elected officials in a country where the black majority had finally come to power. First the back story. After almost 30 […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Cape Flats, South Africa, 2001

After almost 30 years Donanne and I were returning to South Africa.  Why?  Because we wanted our son Paul who would be joining us to see the great animals of Africa before professional life made that impossible. To our delight the country’s social system had entirely changed. Here’s a report on the trip: While Paul […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Cape Town, 2001-2002

After almost 30 years Donanne and I were returning to South Africa.  Why?  Because we wanted our son Paul who would be joining us to see the great animals of Africa before professional life made that impossible. To our delight the country’s social system had entirely changed. Here’s a report on the trip: Arriving at […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Southern Africa, 2001-2002

After almost 30 years Donanne and I were returning to South Africa.  Why?  Because we wanted our son Paul who would be joining us to see the great animals of Africa before professional life made that impossible. We also wanted to see how much had changed in our absence.  The photograph below gives some hints […]

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