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Walking Safari Trip Report.

Posted by Bruce on Wed March 3, 2021 in Trip Reports.

During the first months of this year we ran three walking safaris ('Birding and Wildlife on Foot'), based at Mohlabetsi Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. These were ably led by specialist walking guide Bruce Lawson, one of the 'big names' in trails guiding. The package comprised three nights at Mohlabetsi, with a combination of guided walks and game / birding drives, plus of course the top-class lodge experience that's provided by Mohlabetsi.

Here's a trip report covering the last trip, which ended at the beginning of March.

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The Guide's Tale: Snake on a Stick!

Posted by Leon on Thu February 18, 2021 in The Guide's Tale. .

Anomalies. That’s what you are looking for in the bush when you are trying to find the hidden and hard to see creatures. You are looking for shapes, patterns, colours, anything that makes a creature stand out form the ‘hard’ part of the environment - the trees, bushes, leaves, branches, rocks etc…

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The art of the custom safari

Posted by Leon on Thu February 4, 2021 in Featured Safaris.

Let’s face it, going on a safari in a big group is just not the way to do it. Small group tours are the hallmark of every good birding and wildlife tour operator out there, but if you really want exclusivity and flexibility, a custom safari is the way to go.

And here at Lawson’s we are specialists in the art of the custom safari…

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Our top five birding safaris.

Posted by Leon on Mon January 25, 2021 in Featured Safaris.

For this week's blog post we're going to feature our five favorite Lawson's original birding safaris. Which is actually a tall order, as all of our safaris are outstanding. But this selection brings together five tours that cover a number of different countries, areas and habitats, offering birders exposure to an incredible range of species. Take a look!

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Peter's Stories #2 - birding from my stoep.

Posted by Peter on Tue January 19, 2021 in Peter's Stories.

When I moved into Herfsakker Retirement Village seven years ago my family imagined I would be ‘traditional’ and sit on my stoep (porch) drinking coffee. That is what is supposed to happen, I believe, to people in their latter years when they are no longer working. Not so in my case though as birding has long been both my profession and my hobby. I spent a lot of time atlasing and travelling around Mpumalanga seeking birds in places I had never ever visited before, and I loved it. Then came the registration of the Turning Kruger Green project and that was the best three years of my life I feel. However that is now behind me and I do find I am slowing down in my old age.
This is where my stoep comes into play...

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