Safari addict: Why I can’t get enough!

Safari addict: Why I can’t get enough!

The frustrating thing about going on safari in the bush is that nothing is guaranteed. But that also makes it the best thing. If you go to a zoo, you know you are going to see the animals. It’s not a surprise. On safari, however, you have no idea if you are going to...
Wild dogs: better than the Big Five

Wild dogs: better than the Big Five

The Big Five, historically, consists of the five most dangerous animals to hunt on foot; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. However, these days the safari industry uses the ‘Big Five’ as an advertisement. It has become a tick list synonymous with...
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...