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...
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...
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...
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...