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...
Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

A couple of weeks ago I was called upon at the last minute to guide for a small group of 3 guests. Little did I know then I was about to embark on the drive of my life! Earlier that morning one of the other guides had spotted a leopard with cubs on a kill in an area...
On the trail of elephants

On the trail of elephants

The single thing I have been most anticipating about my internship with Return Africa is Trails season. From April to October each year, the two tented trails camps open for business, offering back-to-basics bush living and twice-daily guided walks across the...
A brush with wild dogs

A brush with wild dogs

It is almost a joke amongst my safari-going friends that I still haven’t seen wild dog, after ten years of visiting South Africa and every time being desperate to spot them. These beautiful animals are officially endangered due to decades of hunting and persecution in...