Monthly Archives: August 2015

Golden Monkeys

Another early start, picked up at 0630 again for a journey to the Volcano national park headquarters for a briefing before setting off on a trek to see the Golden Monkeys. Golden Monkeys are one of the most endangered species … Continue reading

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Me with the Silverback

  

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First Gorilla Trek

An early start today as we were getting picked up from the lodge at 0630 then a ride to the Volcanoes National Park where we would be allocated our guide and the gorilla group we would be visiting. there was … Continue reading

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Volcanoes National Park

The rest of Trai’s guests arrived this morning at the hotel making us now a group of 6. We set off on a 3 hour journey after breakfast to our accommodation for the next 3 days. The journey gave us … Continue reading

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Trip to Rwanda

Another early start after a late night trying to get everything packed. We had booked a shuttle vehicle to pick us up at 0630 to take us top the airport for our 3 and a half hour flight up to Kigali, … Continue reading

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Photos from yesterday

Here are a few photos from yesterday that I mentioned in yesterdays blog. The black & white elephant was taken by Trai while it was charging her! Take more than a charging elephant to take Trai’s mind off photography. We … Continue reading

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Last full day at Zimanga

Last full day today as tomorrow afternoon we drive north back to Johannesburg. Spent all morning with the wild dogs feeding after they had killed a young Nyala.  Also met up with the owner who took us to see some … Continue reading

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First Game Drive

Up at usual time today and met Hendri at the gat for 0545. Today we went on a game drive, initially looking for the wild dogs but when they proved difficult to find we set off to look for Kalahari, … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed

Trai and I decided to buy  bottle of wine while we were in Mkuze to see if we can win a trip to Madikwe Safari lodge so fingers crossed. The wine was nice but shame about the label!! Reminds me … Continue reading

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First day at Zimanga

We were up early as we were to meet at the Zimanga gates for 0545. We met up with our Ranger Hendri and were taken to a bird hide, a reflection pool where we would be spending a few hours … Continue reading

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Back to Zimanga

First of all apologies to those who have been wondering where we got too and wondering if the crocs got us. Problem is when we got to Zimanga there is no wifi so I have been today and got a … Continue reading

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Hluhluwe Imfolozi

Up at 0450 this morning and breakfast for 0510! We were off to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game park to meet up with Ester. Ester was the manager of the volunteer project that I was on in Zimanga 2 years ago and she … Continue reading

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Road to Saint Lucia

After a good nights sleep at the Aero Guest Lodge next to OR Tambo airport, Johannesburg, I met up with Trai for breakfast then we got on the shuttle bus back to the airport to pick up the hire vehicle, … Continue reading

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It’s been a long day!

Just arrived in Johannesburg after an epic journey! Picked Trai up at 4am this morning then drove to Newcastle airport for our flight to Amsterdam. Everything went very smooth (apart from the heaviest ever landing at Amsterdam, there has got … Continue reading

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Going back to Zimanga

Heading back to South Africa next week with Trai Anfield. We are looking for suitable locations to run Wildlife photography and Wildlife film making trips from next year. Our trip will take us back to Zimanga which has now been … Continue reading

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