Friday, 23 April 2010

April Safari

Alfie has come back from our April tour, with happy reflections from the trip.

Joyce and Peter were very fortunate in their sightings in Kruger Park & Private Game Reserve – to see Leopard more than once is real good luck and very special. Leopards are very shy, nocturnal creatures, so not easy to see. Leopards usually go out hunting at night or dusk. It was suspected that the female Leopard had a den close by with cubs.

There was a lovely sighting of Honey Badger at the camp site in the Kruger National Park. They are considered ‘most fearless animal in the world’ in the Guinness Book of Records and ‘pound for pound the most powerful creature in Africa’.

It was great to be able to see the “Big 5” – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino being the most sought after wild animals to see. One tends to take it for granted that Africa’s greatest wild animals, the “Big 5” must be seen, but every sighting of a wild animal in its environment is a true privilege. The allure of these magnificent animals is only felt on seeing them in the wild, with a deep feeling of awe and gratitude.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

To say we enjoyed our safai is an understatement, it was fantastic. We saw over 30 different animals inc. big 5. The disabled facilities for joyce who is a full time wheelchair user were excellent. We also visited sabine and alfies B & B which again offers 1st class facilities for disabled travellers visiting the cape area. Alfie, a big hug and thanks for a really memorable holiday. Joyce and Peter