Balmy evenings spent around the roaring campfire, sundowner stops with new friends in the middle of the bushveld, dining on traditional home-cooked meals and game drive hours spent tracking the big five. These are just a few of our favourite past-times while on safari. You’d be gravely mistaken for thinking that a safari is only about spotting wildlife. The word safari actually means journey. And for us, it’s a journey into the very heart and soul of the bushveld. It’s about connection with the earth and others, soaking up the natural surrounds and enjoy the simple – and often luxurious life. Today for Week in Pics, we celebrate the things that make a safari tick. Wildlife, food, campfires and people. A safari – it is an experience and a lifestyle!
This week, one of our top highlights has been the emergence of the swamp lions around the Okavango Delta close to our Botswana camp, Xobega Island Camp. We’re not going to divulge too much information about this because we have a blog coming next week. Apart from that, we took time to focus on what happens behind the scenes and get to know one of the rangers from Africa on Foot. Wildlife wise, the Klaserie has had a bounty of lion sightings. The Ross Pride Breakaway lionesses have been spotted on regular occasions and on Wednesday night, two male lions were seen chasing a buffalo.
Ezulwini Game Lodges is one of the sponsors of the Rocking for Rhinos festival and they’ve put their heart and soul into helping to raise funds for their initiative. While busy with this, they’ve also set up camera traps around camp to capture the wildlife magic while we’re asleep.
Enjoy your weekend and we hope it is filled with wildlife, food, campfires and people!