The Ultimate Guide to Planning your Kruger Safari

The Ultimate Guide to Planning your Kruger Safari

HERE IT IS! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY! The updated, in depth Ebook designed to assist you in understanding the Kruger safari dynamics. Packed full of insider advice and info, The Ultimate Guide to Planning your Kruger Safari is your one stop shop for everything safari! Overwhelmed by the massive choice of lodges and camps? Don’t know the difference between the private and public Kruger? Worried about approaching elephants when self driving? Want to learn game viewing etiquette? Not…

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Keeping Fit While On Safari

Keeping Fit While On Safari

For some (me included!) a holiday is about total indulgence. It is about experiencing the local foods, enjoying a sundowner (or 5!), and not saying ‘no thanks’ to dessert. But – there comes a time when our bodies begin to feel gluggy (it is a real word!), bloated, clogged, and just not on top form. Add lazy days on a safari to the mix, and it all just multiplies! SO – if you keep a regular fitness routine at home, and…

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The Top Three Factors that will Make or Break your Safari Experience

The Top Three Factors that will Make or Break your Safari Experience

A safari in South Africa, and particularly in the Greater Kruger, is a once in a lifetime experience for many. You might spend months or even YEARS saving for your getaway, and even longer planning it. There are so many factors that come into matching your wants and needs with a lodge, so here are my absolute ‘non negotiables’ – the Top 3 factors that I think make or break a safari. YOUR GUIDE Though this sounds like a TOTAL…

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FULL REVIEW OF KLASERIE SANDS RIVER CAMP

FULL REVIEW OF KLASERIE SANDS RIVER CAMP

  Nestled among the Mopani trees deep within the Klaserie Private Game Reserve lies the secluded Klaserie Sands River Camp. A hotspot for elephant, this lodge strikes a balance between comfortable luxury and a relaxed, family feel experience. As you cross the dry Ntsiri Riverbed, taking a slow trundle up the riverbank, one is instantly reminded of the absolute wilderness in which we are surrounded by. The Klaserie Reserve is one of the private reserves that makes up the Greater Kruger…

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WALKING SAFARI EXPERIENCE WITH JAMES STEYN

WALKING SAFARI EXPERIENCE WITH JAMES STEYN

“THE TRUEST WAY TO FEEL THE HEARTBEAT OF AFRICA, IS THROUGH THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET” A Walking Safari Experience with James Steyn Senalala Luxury Safari Camp, Klaserie Reserve, Greater Kruger.     Experiencing a driving safari, comfortably seated in a large metal vehicle is a wonderful experience. You’re safe, smiling happily as a lion walks next to you, snapping away with your camera, hoping he will turn his scarred grizzly face toward you, so you can get that perfect photograph….

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SAFARI MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

SAFARI MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

    MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE ON SAFARI… And how to avoid them! When visiting the reserve of your dreams, you want to make sure that you adhere to all of the norms, right? If you want to gain respect from your fellow guests and even your game ranger, check out these common mistakes – and make sure to avoid them! 1. DISTURBING WILDLIFE  As tempting as it may be to whistle or ‘ksss ksss’ at that big male lion…

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REVIEW: ARATHUSA SAFARI LODGE

REVIEW: ARATHUSA SAFARI LODGE

Walking to the room Inside view of the luxury suite Inside view of the luxury suite The gorgeous HUGE bed A bath with a view! A quiet study nook Comfortable loungers Sun setting over the vehicle Panoramic shot of the sundowners spot Leopard in the dark LEOPARD CUB! Sherry to keep one warm Beautiful dinner setting.. Keeping warm with the fire! Dawn, still misty over the waterhole Dawn Male lion, running towards the calling female Lion in front of the…

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SAFARI CUISINE

SAFARI CUISINE

Meal times on safari can often be a exciting, exhilarating adventure for your taste buds. However, sometimes it can be daunting too. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Usually very simple – cereal, salad, and steak, right? Not when you’re on safari… Many of the lodges in South Africa pride themselves on delivering high quality taste explosions, prepared by trained and experienced chefs with a whole list of credentials behind their title. Some of the dishes that we have experienced during our…

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HOW TO PICK YOUR PERFECT KRUGER SAFARI LODGE

HOW TO PICK YOUR PERFECT KRUGER SAFARI LODGE

    How To Pick Your Perfect Kruger Safari  Deciding between the many accommodation options in the Greater Kruger area can be a very overwhelming task – will the lodge be right for you, and how do you know? To start with, there are a few factors you can decide on that will help you to narrow down some choices! 1. Do you want a tented camp, traditional chalet, or something else? Tented camps are not literally tents in the…

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ON BOARD SAFARI ESSENTIALS

ON BOARD SAFARI ESSENTIALS

What exactly to pack for a safari is always a question we get asked frequently. But what are the absolute essentials? It’s tough! Khaki? Camera and binocs? Extra lenses? Animal guide books? Bug spray? WHAT? Over the past few years, I’ve have settled on my ‘must haves’ that I always carry with me when I head out on a lodge safari. Take a peek below at my TOP FOUR, and let me know if you think I should add something!…

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