Lions on safari south africa

South Africa Safari Sabi Sands Game Drive: The Circle of Life

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Photography, Safari, South Africa

On safari, your daily schedule is set by the lodge with time to relax during the day.  If you are not a morning person (me) you will quickly learn to morph into one or you will miss out, and you don’t want to miss out! At Inyati, the daily schedule looked like this: 05h30   […]

Leopard safari sabi sands

South Africa Safari Game Drive – My First Animal Sightings

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Safari, South Africa

Arriving at Inyati Safari Lodge at lunchtime meant that I would be able to join the afternoon safari game drive.  Not knowing what to expect, I prepared my backpack with all of the “safari essentials” I had relied on during the past week of safari trek/drives in Botswana. My essentials now included layers of clothes (light […]

Inyati view of the Sabi River

Safari Lodge review: Inyati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Hotels, luxury hotel, Safari, South Africa

Turning off the dirt road toward the Inyati Private Game Reserve entrance gate, the anticipation was building – this was my South African safari, in Sabi Sands no less.  The shuttle driver escorted me to the gift shop entrance which also serves as the check in desk.  I was welcomed and taken to the bar/lounge […]

Buffalo Big 5 on safai in Sabi Sands

My Sabi Sands Safari Introduction

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Safari, South Africa

Traveling with my duffel bag of drab safari clothes and my one pair of shoes, I had my travel time out at the hotel for a night before the morning drive to Sabi Sands Private Game Park.  With my safari experiences in Botswana completed, I was ready to embark on the traditional South African Safari.  The […]

Sunrise in Botswana

Sunrise and Sunset Photos from Africa and Easter Island

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Easter Island, FriFotos on Twitter, Photography, Safari, Travel

Every Monday on Twitter, there is a #TravelPics chat at 3pm EST. With a different theme each week, it is a great opportunity to share travel photos.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, well, this chat is worth many millions. The artistry and talent exhibited is amazing – the photos are stunning. Just […]

baby elephant botswana

#FriFotos: Baby Animals on Safari

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Botswana, Safari, South Africa

The theme of this week’s #FriFotos is “babies”.  Babies are cute so my contribution this week are baby animals on safari (super cute).  I visited Botswana and South Africa for safari/holiday and was fortunate to see a few young animals (if they are smaller than the mom, i will say they are babies, ok, maybe […]

Elephants in Chobe Botswana

Safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Botswana, Safari

Having done walking safari, boat safari, I was ready for the jeep safari at Chobe.  As with the other mornings, I was dressed in layers, slathered in sunscreen and bug repellent with my backpack full of supplies, excited and ready to go.  I quickly consumed a power bar for breakfast and met the other travelers in the […]

Chobe Safari Lodge view of lake

Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Africa, Botswana, Hotels, Safari

A quick drive from the Kasane airport, the Chobe Safari Lodge was well situated on the water for the safari boat ride and close to the entrance to the Chobe National Park for which the game drives would take place. Arriving at the lodge, you notice there are no doors at reception, you also notice […]

Chobe National Park safari cruise

Chobe National Park, Botswana (boat cruise)

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Africa, Botswana, Safari

Within five minutes on the safari cruise on the Chobe River, I saw the elephants on the river bank. Having walked in the Okavanago for three days prior in search of elephants, I had been happy seeing one up close.  Here in Chobe, they were everywhere – on the banks of the river, swimming in the river, on […]

Okavango Delta skeleton

Zebras on Day Three in the Okavanago Delta of Botswana

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Botswana, Safari

Waking up in my tent at 5:30 am was easy (this from someone who utilizes the snooze button to barely make it out of bed by 7am!) on my third day in camp – I was exhausted the night before from my full day in camp – the morning trek, the shower in the sun and the hippo search […]