I recently wrote a fairly lengthy blog post about my trip to South Africa last year. Earlier this year I also recorded a podcast episode about this (together with Daan Hendriks) for the Tonebenders. If you haven't heard about them go and check out their podcast archive. I've been listening to them ever since the first episode and prior to that I used to read Rene and Tim's blogs. If you have any interest in field recording, sound design or audio post I'm sure you'll love their work.
Coincidentally they just released the episode we recorded, which you can hear on their website. Enjoy: http://tonebenderspodcast.com/06-field-recording-in-south-africa/