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Safari packing.

Posted by Leon on Tue August 3, 2021 in Advice. .

Safari tour packing: a guide’s guide to packing for your safari:

Who knows more about packing for a safari tour than a safari guide? Exactly. Check out our article by Leon Marais about packing for your upcoming safari trip.

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Safari Highlights: The Grim Reapers of Letaba.

Posted by Leon on Thu July 15, 2021 in Interesting sightings.

On the average Kruger safari, Spotted Hyenas are seen more often than any other large predator. Yet they are often ignored, or given passing interest at most. A Lion's foot sticking out of the long grass will draw massive attention from visitors (in case it lifts its head), yet down the road a clan of Spotted Hyenas lying ON the road will maybe have a vehicle or two in attendance. Yet Hyenas are actually very cool animals, exhibiting some very interesting behavior! And they can be rather grim as well...

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Featured Safari Lodge - Elephant Bedroom, Samburu.

Posted by Leon on Tue April 13, 2021 in Featured Lodge.

The small safari lodge concept is done better in Africa than anywhere else, and we are fortunate to have visited a fair few on our tours and travels. This month’s featured safari lodge is Elephant Bedroom Camp, located in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

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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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