Category: Trip Reports

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Best Of Kenya Trip Report (18 to 27 July 2019)

There is just something mind boggling about this particular adventure. Here is a quote that, to me, fits so well when it comes to the Best Of Kenya Safari; "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein Why or how would this quote fit you may be wondering? Well; I have hosted many safari in my time doing what I did & currently…

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Some highlights from Mana Pools and Hwange 24 July – 3 August 2019

As the winter months are slowly but surely coming to an end, the vegetation across most of Southern Africa is getting drier and drier.  Recently I had the privilege of visiting both Mana Pools and Hwange National Park and since they have had a very bad summer rainfall (usually between November and March) conditions were drier than usual. Our first stop of the Safari was Mana Pools where we would…

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Trip Report: Masai Mara 7-13 July 2019

We have been building up to the Mara season for the last couple of months so naturally I was extremely excited to return to what has become our second home. Having visited the Mara last year around the same time, the expectations were that the Wildebeests would not be close to the Mara Triangle just yet, but that the predator viewing would once again deliver. As we came in to…

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Favourite Moments From A Favourite Adventure!

Hello all Today in one week I'll be starting my next adventure. I am beyond excited because this journey will take my 6 guests & I on a 9 night Kenyan adventure. I have been hosting this particular safari for the past two & a half years & can easily say that it has become my favourite itinerary due to the diversity in landscapes & animal species. This incredible adventure…

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Gorilla Trekking In Uganda – Trip Report June 2019

If I was asked to describe; in one word, what a mountain gorilla trekking experience is like I'd have to say; Breathtaking  & no not due to hiking through the beautiful rain forests of Bwindi. I have in the past & still do say that this particular adventure is impossible to describe. Let’s take a quick look at how many words are in a common Dictionary. The Second Edition of…

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A week in the Selous Game Reserve

Earlier this year, and it seems like an age ago already, I hosted a week long private Guided safari in the Selous Game Reserve. Beho Beho, and specifically Bailey's Banda, was our base for this safari which had two objectives. The first was to find and photograph the Wild Dogs of the region (Selous is known for its wild dog population) and the second was to reccie the region for…

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Trip Report: May 2019 Botswana Wilderness Tour

I have to admit that Botswana's Okavango Delta has a special place in my heart and the tours that I host there twice a year continue to deliver incredible sightings and experiences. I'm bucking the trend and sharing a slightly different take on the trip report for this years first of two departures. Rather than a day by day breakdown I've put together a highlights video which is then followed…

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Magical Madikwe – Trip Report May 2019

Hello all I am back in office for only 4.5 days before a walking adventure in the Makuleke concession, Northern Kruger this coming Saturday. Before I go I would like to share some incredible moments captured during the two Madikwe Safaris I hosted this month. When I say two weeks, these were separate weeks of 5 guests on each & what an incredible time we had. The month of May…

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Trip Report: Best of Botswana 2018

Anybody that has been on safari in Botswana would agree that it is possibly one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world! Irrespective of the time of year visited, Botswana will offer any wildlife enthusiast an authentic, immersive and memorable experience - it truly is beautiful! This years' Best of Botswana safari was certainly no exception! The lengthy 15 day itinerary was well planned out to ensure that…