Monday, 29 September 2008

Into The Wild

What do you get when you cross 5 travellers from the 4 corners of the world with a safari in the wild?

-->Best mates!

On tour this month were Anne Larkin (pictured, left) & support worker Moira Lipshaw (repeat offender Sept. 2005 tour), who are both from New Zealand, Anna Jackson from the UK (pictured, right), and Drew & Mary Arnold from the US.

Happenings on tour:
This tour provided hundreds of photo opportunities with our travellers hardly able to put their cameras down! We spotted and got up-close to leopard, buffalo, lion, as well as bushbuck, dassies which ate out of Anne's hand, warthog, zebra, elephant, giraffe and hundreds more. We also got to see our beloved Jessica the hippo and Savannah the cheetah once again.

Zebra and wildebeest drinking together, watchful of a large but lazy pride of lions resting with their cubs under a marula tree...

...suddenly a large herd of buffalo move in
and scare away the lions:

Drew & Mary Arnold from Wyoming, US,
are avid "twitchers"
and managed to see
over 100 different bird species!

We also got to watch some elephants enjoy a soothing mud bath:

Anna & the group went to meet the caracal in the rehabilitation program:

"It is difficult to describe the feeling it brings for someone who had only dreamed of going to Africa. The smiles just got bigger and bigger.” - Moira

Anne and Moira continued on to Cape Town where they were treated to luxury accommodation at The Blue Tangerine
while they enjoyed day tours with Epic Enabled and did a few excursions of their own...

It was a pleasure to meet you all and trust that you had a marvellous time! We know we will see you again...

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