Lion sighting – my hero moment as a guide!

Lion sighting – my hero moment as a guide!

Why lions? For almost every visitor on safari in South Africa, a lion sighting is at the top of the list. For this reason every guide wants to find them. Once we have managed to find a lion sighting for our guests, some of the pressure to ‘deliver’ is off. I don’t...
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...
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...