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...
Guide Interview: Cameron Inggs

Guide Interview: Cameron Inggs

We have a new guide on board! Find out a little more about Cameron Inggs with our interview below. The basics – what’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Cameron Inggs and I am a South African field guide in the greater Kruger Park, based in...
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...
Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Last week, with a small trails group of just two guests, we decided to walk in the Luvuvhu floodplains. Littered with nutritious acacia trees and grasses, as well as several large pans, many animals find this area irresistible. It is always a great bet if you want to...
A day in a guide’s life

A day in a guide’s life

Pafuri is the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park and happens to be where I am finishing up my guiding internship. For a full-time guide, the average day here starts at 4.30am, in time to wake the guests thirty minutes later. Whilst the guests then get ready...