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Sunday was my last full day on drive for a while, and we headed out with some spitting rain, but I didnt…

Conditions changed last night, and we awoke to clouds and coolness – quite different from yesterday’s heat. I checked to the north…

Thursday was not the busiest day in the bush, and following the rains in the last few days, the elephants have all…

Wednesday as another fairly good morning for us, at least on the lion front as yet again, the Western Pride remained in…

Tuesday started with sunshine, but the clouds soon crept over to keep the temperatures mild; game viewing was fairly good this morning…

After our 7mm of rain last night, we awoke to dry and sunny conditions and headed out looking for leopard, buffalo and…

My morning mission was to head south and we did so in some lovely sunlight, seeing the smaller things in the bush,…

Saturday started out in gloomy but dry conditions – others had received good rain last night, but we only got a further…

We awoke to a wonderfully damp landscape this morning, with 36mm of rain having fallen at the lodge last night, but the…

My Thursday morning was a quiet one, but it was well countered by a productive afternoon. Although Ntima male leopard and some…

Wednesday didnt really pick up in terms of the cats sightings, but we did still have some great views of the larger…

Tuesday was not the busiest day I have ever experienced in the bush, but we still enjoyed some nice viewing. We searched…

Monday was a warm morning and we headed out to see if we could find any sign of Shongile female leopard after…

On Sunday morning, I just had a shortened drive before my guests checked out, and we began with finding a breeding herd…

September was always going to feel like a hangover after the amazing party that August turned out to be with our game…

Saturday saw us waking up to another nice sunny and warm day, but by the evening, the wind and clouds had returned…

Normally I would have relished a morning off, so when half of the group I was driving decided to sleep in, I…

The gloomy conditions persisted for yet another morning, but as was the pattern of late, the great sightings continued! Tshwukunyana male leopard…

We went to bed last night as the wind picked up and it didn’t subside all night, and the morning was a…

Although the weather was was a bit gloomy today, the sightings were anything but, and we returned home from the morning drive…

My morning drive saw me head south and east, and venture towards a newly added property within our traversing area; I meandered…

With windy and gloomy conditions persisting, I opted to make the brave move and head to the north-east looking for lions, which…

I was eventually back on drive following a few days off and headed out on a cloudy and cool day with the…

It is often said that the last drive of a guests’ visit should be a cracker, but if I am honest, I…

Following yesterday’s amazing sightings, we were always going to be up against it today, but at least the wind had died down….

Sunday saw us waking up in the middle of the night to the arrival of the cold front, and the gusty winds…

Hello hello!  I am back from my two weeks break, and headed straight out into the bush, eager to see what was…

My last blog update for a couple of weeks before I had off on leave, and it wasnt quite the finish that…

Monday morning saw us starting our new game drive schedule and departing at 06h00 as opposed to 06h30, but we were greeted…

Sunday was a day that I had a feeling the lions would come back, and I had planned to head there whilst Henry…

Wow, what can I say about August other than “wow”! It really has been one of the best game viewing months we…

Saturday was a cool and cloudy day, with a bit of wind, but this didnt dampen the game viewing, and we had…

Friday turned out to be just another cracking day in the bush, albeit with the return of any lions as I had…

Thursday saw our morning drive keep us in the north as we looked to see if the Western Pride might return from…

Wednesday saw us heading out on a shorter than usual drive due to our group checking out early, but despite it being…

With the Western Pride having moved back north to Ingwelala last night, I had wondered where more lion sightings would come from,…

Monday saw us heading our and soon finding tracks for the Western Pride crossing our airstrip and we began following up, especially…

Having had bad luck with lion activity yesterday, I wanted to head straight over to track down the lions from their position…

We started our drive on Saturday morning to the news that the seven lions of the Western Pride were just east of…

Friday morning saw us setting out in desperate need of lions, and hopeful that Angie’s cheetah from yesterday would not have wandered…

Having heard that a cheetah had been walking around on Java last night whilst I was watching a leopard, I decided to…

Wednesday was, and I feel like a broken record player here, but another wonderful day in the bush.  I was checking the…

Tuesday was just one of the great days that make you wish all of them were like this; two packs of wild…

The morning mission was to head towards Inkanye female leopard and see what she was up to before moving towards the hyena…

The morning started off with news that Inkanye female leopard had been found to the west of Argyle Dam with an impala…

The morning got off to an exciting start when the Investec pack of wild dogs was found eating a steenbuck close to…

Friday morning started off with the camp monkeys alarm calling, and our immediate thought is always that a leopard is walking around…

Thursday morning was a cool one, so it made getting down to the wild dog den a slow process, but then so…

Following such an amazing day yesterday, and knowing that there was no chance of a repeat, I didnt even try to live…

Wow.  That is the only word that comes to mind when I look back at the things that I was lucky enough…

Monday was a cloudy start to the day, but that kept it warmer than it would otherwise have been. We headed out…

We headed out on a cool Sunday morning and headed straight over to the Western Pride and their buffalo kill, but seeing…

After a couple of days without guests, I was back on drive on Saturday afternoon, and seemingly heading out into a reserve…

This morning was my last drive for a couple of days, and with just two guests on board, most interested in big…

I guess I should not have complaints about why my Wednesday morning was quiet, but that was because I braved the east,…

I was hoping that things would pick up following yesterday afternoon’s quiet drive, and decided to head out west and spend time…

While statistically July proved to be the quietest month we have had for almost two years (only 306 sightings of the Big…

Looking back at the happenings from June, we were treated to some great game viewing, with the elephants dominating the viewing through…

The game viewing had been pretty impressive the last few days, and I was hoping like mad that it would continue, despite…

I decided to head south on Sunday morning, hoping to have luck with Nthombi female leopard in the area of her den…

Saturday morning was a fresh one, and we went to check on the Sumatra lionesses kill, but she had moved off, so…

My morning from Geiger’s camp started off nicely with em being able to fulfil my guests’ dream of seeing elephant quite easily,…

Well, this is most definitely the biggest blog update I have done in a while, but with the day being one of…

Wednesday was a day of note in the northern Timbavati, and as time would tell, it was the start of an awesome…

Tuesday morning was a cloudy one, but that kept it a bit warmer as I headed out on a short bush walk…

Sadly for us, Monday morning proved to be a very quiet one on the game viewing front – its started off well…

I had been off drive for a couple of days, and arrived back on duty for a short drive yesterday afternoon that…

Thursday was a very chilly morning to begin with, but warmed up nicely…eventually! It was a quiet morning, but that was mostly…

My last morning drive with my guests at Geiger’s Camp, and I decided to head south in the hope of getting some…

We began Tuesday morning by heading a little north of Geiger’s Camp to see if Shongile’s cube would be around the kill,…

Hello Again! I am alive and well, and back in the land of Motswari following my epic East Africa Adventures that I…

Wednesday was my last day of a seven week cycle, and my last day in the bush for the next three and…

I tried my promise-after-wine approach again today and promised hippos, zebras, wild dogs and active leopards…maybe expecting a bit too much???  But…

Monday’s mission was to find lions, and although they had been heard roaring north on Ingwelala, I decided to check along the…

This morning woke up with me not having had a great deal of sleep due to the inconsiderate lions that spent the…

Waking up at midnight with a howling wind outside, I definitely wasn’t looking forward to heading out on morning drive when my…

I headed out for my last morning drive in a couple of days on Tuesday, for a shorter drive for my guests,…

A week ago on Monday, I was struggling for leopard, yet this morning saw no such stresses other than staying warm on…

Sunday morning was meant to be a nice, leisurely drive, and it started off as such – we enjoyed the baboons playing…

Saturday morning was a chilly one, and things started off quietly, but with a lovely sunrise to greet us, we were happy…

My last morning drive for a few days, and with a 100 percent guarantee of see either wild dogs or lions, I…

Monday.  Leopard day, surely?  Well, with a 100 percent guarantee made last night, I had no choice but to deliver…this didn’t explain…

Sunday started off with us checking the northern sections of Motswari before moving out east in the hope of finding some sign…

Saturday was a slightly frustrating day for me, as my search for both morning and afternoon drives was to find leopard –…

Although Friday was still a bit cool first thing in the morning, it was a warmer start than the past few days….

Maybe my memory is short, but this winter is feeling like it is shaping up to be the coolest one we have…

May saw us hit our “quietest” month for the year in terms of game viewing, on both the Big 5 and general…

Heading out on a very chilly morning, it was hard to believe that today was already the last day of May –…

Tuesday was a rather nippy start to the day and we began slowly by checking the area where we believe the Western…

Greetings again!  I am back on drive, and have my camera as a companion once more 🙂  Sunday afternoon started much later…

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