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...
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...
A day I’ll never forget – wild dog vs impala vs hippo!

A day I’ll never forget – wild dog vs impala vs hippo!

By Cameron Inggs *CAUTION* This post may contain some upsetting or distressing content The other day, while out on drive, my guests and I came across some tracks of African Wild Dog, also known as Lycaon Pictus. We started following and soon guessed where they were...
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...