Walking amongst leopards – a close encounter!

Walking amongst leopards – a close encounter!

During my second week on the job I was sitting tracker for Vivian as I didn’t have any guests of my own. The guests we did have, however, were hell bent on seeing a cat and, despite some awesome elephant sightings, the bush often has its own plans. We covered the...
New beginnings – my very first guests!

New beginnings – my very first guests!

I’ve made it! I’m very happy to say I’ve survived my first two weeks in my new job and so far, so great! For my first couple of days I was fortunate to find the lodge had no guests – this meant the other guide, Vivian, was able to take me out on some orientation...
Fun with my Trail Cam!

Fun with my Trail Cam!

Before I left Dubai and set off for my great South African Adventure, my amazing group of friends there bought me a leaving present – possibly THE greatest leaving present of all time – a trail cam! Also known as a camera trap, it takes photos when...
The end of the internship

The end of the internship

After 5 lightning fast months, my internship at Return Africa has come to an abrupt end. It is time to say goodbye to some of my favourite places, from the magnificent Lanner Gorge to the beguiling Fever Tree Forest. Truly, no other place I have ever visited has such...
My 6 favourite spots: Makuleke

My 6 favourite spots: Makuleke

I’ve had the luxury and pleasure of spending 6 months living and working in the Makuleke concession, right up the top of Kruger National Park where Mozambique and Zimbabwe meet with South Africa. What an incredible place it is! Nestled in the tropical belt, it...
Birds and Botany – another awesome safari!

Birds and Botany – another awesome safari!

I’ve just spent 5 days guiding ten great guests around the park. These particular guests were shareholders at the lodge, so they visit here twice a year and know a bit about the area already. Sometimes this can make the guiding harder – it’s more difficult to...