If you go on a safari, you will return with hundreds of stories from the wild: predator vs prey, survival, and cooperation among wildlife.
My two May 2017 safaris were filled with special wildlife encounters, good weather, good company with some really terrific guests. I have presented below what I felt were themes present in each safari that made it special.
We had many wonderful leopard moments over the course of our September safari groups. This evening game drive was especially nice: we tracked a male leopard named Tingana while he went on his early evening rounds
Though there is no hiding the stress of the long drought on the animals and plant life of the bushveld, we had excellent wildlife sightings. The predators thrive during these conditions so we had greater than usual predator sightings.
I hosted 2 wonderful photo safari groups in May 2015. My guests returned with many great action, predator, and close up images.
Elephants can be very entertaining and display many personality traits. We were thrilled to spend some time with an elephant family at a mudbath.
My safari guests stay at my own Tree House lodge which I build myself. We are very proud to announce a new addition to Our Lodge. Our 4th tree house is complete and ready for guests.
Our guests have just returned home and I have spent some time sorting through all of the wonderful photos taken over the past 10 days. As I sort through I am reminded of all the great moment so now is the best time to do this blog post of my favorite memories and photos
Vultures have a specific job to do but to do it right takes specialization. Species of vulture have evolved to specialize in the many jobs needed to process down a carcass. Each vulture species has a different set of tools for different jobs.
Since we host safaris in both April/May and September/October we get asked frequently which is the best choice for a photo and wildlife safari . The short answer is that they are both great times to visit South Africa and see wildlife. Given this, there are differences which I will point out.