My 5 Top Tips for Staying Safe from Animals in the African Bush

Africa is a wonderful continent that contains a vast range of animals. My fascination with Africa is honestly as a result of the wonderful array animals that can be found here – especially the predators. Before we delve into this article, it’s important to point out that it’s very unlikely that animals will pose a… Read More

Friday, 2 February 2018

Our Last Day

On our last day, we relaxed in our lodge, chilling by the pool and admiring the views. We left on 8th September, embarking on a long trip home. We had a 7 hour flight to Dubai and then after 2 hour break in Dubai, another 6 hour flight back to England. I only wished that… Read More

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sundowners with Rhinos

On Saturday evening, we were all invited to spend sundowners at Ant's Nest - the other resort in the reserve. It was around an hour's drive through the bush to get there. On the way we saw an array of wildlife including: zebras, impalas, waterbuck and sable antelope. At one point, our vehicle had to… Read More

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kilimanjaro The Horse

Over the course of the week, I started to fall in love with my horse, Kilimanjaro. He was just so lovely and fun to ride. I also love his colouring. He must have some Appaloosa in his bloodline. I rode him every afternoon for the working week, Friday being my last day with him. If… Read More

Saturday, 6 September 2014

A Little Adventure

I decided that in the afternoons I would take part in a riding safari but the mornings were time to relax and that's just what I did. On the morning of our third day, we decided to explore a little on foot. We hadn't really walked around our lodge and had only stuck to the… Read More

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Horse Racing Through the Bush

On my second day in South Africa, I woke up feeling a little sick - likely sleep-deprived. Therefore I couldn't take part in the morning ride. I had a nice lie in and casually woke up and ate breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, I was taking part in a ride. After assessing my riding… Read More

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Game Drive

That afternoon, after my first horseback safari, we decided to go on a game drive. We jumped into the open-backed four-by-four and headed out into the bush. It wasn't long until we saw a family of giraffes striding elegantly through the long yellow grass. They stopped to look at us but were mostly relaxed as… Read More

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

My First Horseback Safari

The next day we were up early. Breakfast was delivered to our lodge which was lovely. After breakfast, I got ready for my first horseback safari. When we arrived at the main lodge, the horses were tacked-up ready. The horses roam free across the reserve and are caught early in the mornings, ready for our… Read More