For the Matriarchy!

We are surrounded! Dear Traveler, This moment is what can only be described as incredible. This is the experience that completes a game drive. We are surrounded by a herd of elephants. Every where we look there’s another elephant ranging in size from tiny to giant. One elephant wonders past the vehicle, so close you…

They See Me Rollin…

What could be so interesting about this bug?  Dear Traveler, On the ground below there is a hive of activity. Dung beetles climbing over emerald beetles, shifting the soil, slowly working their way through piles of droppings. Yes, just like your flatmates, no one cleans up after themselves in the bush. Luckily, the trusted dung…

Who is watching from afar?

Dear Traveler, The figure that towers ominously over us, fog rolling off the surrounding hills accentuating his mystique, is none other than a baboon. Cleverly utilizing the pylon as a look out, he howls from his perch in constant urgency to his concealed troop below. He warns others of the brotherhood of cheetahs resting nearby….

Who is Chasing the Wildebeest?

Dear Traveler, The wildebeest stop for moment in front of our vehicle and look behind them on high alert. The dominant wildebeest bounds out of the trees and the herd begins to stampede away from the vehicle. Shortly afterwards a cheetah pounces from the bush in hot pursuit of the herd. The herd quickly outsmarts…

What to do when you’re stuck in the mud

Dear Traveler, As we sit upon our thrones, feeling more fools now than conquerors, we attempt to become unstuck. The mud is not forgiving nor sympathetic to human pride so we are unfortunately left here waiting to be rescued. A sense of stillness envelopes the now quietened vehicle, offering time of reflection on our journey…

Who Pawed in the Bush?

Dear Traveller, Looking at theses prints there are few things that you can tell about the animal that made them. The animal has four clearly distinct toes which point in the direction the animals heading which makes it easier to tell the orientation of the animal unlike other animals such as rhinos or elephants. This…

Who is crying in the bush?

Dear Traveler, Although our view of the impala was brief you would have seen the markings on their backsides as they skimped away. These markings vaguely resembles an “M” or the golden arches of the McDonald’s logo. This adornment has led to them being the butt of many jokes, with this antelope being constantly referred…

Who is building sandcastles in the bush?

Dear Traveler, As our trembling vehicle glides to a stop in front of a mound of mud, which might seem unimpressive after the mighty rhinos we have just passed. However this seemly insignificant mound of dirt is a feat of nature, the pyramids of the insect world. This cone-like structure has not been constructed by…

Whose Booty is this?

Dear Traveler, As we trundle through the bush upon our vehicular throne we spot a large brown shape in the distance. We ease the vehicle to a stop, abruptly cutting off its guttural purr and stare in amazement at the creature before us. Ahead, is the voluptuous rear-end of a mama Rhino with her baba…