An African Safari has always been a dream trip for us. To spend 10 days on safari in three different locations was the ultimate safari experience. Beginning near Kruger National Park in South Africa, we started at Londolozi, a private game reserve that has been in existence since the 1920’s. Londolozi was the perfect place to experience our first safari game drive. Tracking animals though the vast private preserve was exciting and rewarding. We encountered all the “Big Five” there and could not believe the abundance of wildlife and the proximity in which we were able to view them. We were sad to leave this amazing place, where the hospitality was as outstanding as our luck in viewing the animals we had come to see. After South Africa, we visited two locations in Botswana. The fist, Chobe Game Park, is renowned for the abundance of elephants there. The largest collection of wild African Elephants in the world reside in this part of the world and we were fortunate to encounter hundreds of them. To see them from vehicles on land and then again from boats as they gathered at the riverbanks to drink and bathe was nothing short of amazing. Finally we traveled to Xakanaka – a tent camp in the Okanango Delta. The delta provided a very different environment and we tested the sea-worthiness of the Land Rovers as we traversed creeks, ponds and mud pits in search of wild game. We had good luck seeing animals here and especially appreciated the birdlife and viewing the African sunsets over the water. The beauty of Africa is something we will never forget. The slides below are a collection of some of the pictures we took. We will always look back on these photos and others we took in Africa and remember an awesome time on a spectacular continent.
Knowing Ann, and her love for animals, this must have been a VERY special time.
I was batting back the tears as I clicked through your slide show of the places you have been. These tears are partly tears of jealousy, but also sweet tears of joy at your wonderful family experience and how transforming your togetherness must be or will prove to be in the future. Trips tend to get even better with a little time distance. I linger over every picture and delight in your divine adventures. What I wouldn’t give to do the same. Bye!