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

Zebras outside our lodge 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.… 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