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The Diversity of Africa

Why Africa?

Africa is a continent with massive variations in topography, cultures, wild life diversity, drought, flood, conflict and tears!!

This is exactly what makes a land that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. It is a place that, once visited, will infect you with a deep desire to return. We have a number of clients (now friends) who have travelled multiple times and keep going back! They say that Maropeng (the cradle of humankind) is where we all started from! A visit to this place is certainly both educational and entertaining!

One of my major concerns is what are we going to leave for future generations to see, experience and enjoy? I have grave fears for many creatures in Africa that are threatened with extinction due to man’s voracity and greed. The obvious ones like Rhino are well documented but how often do we think of the smaller creatures that inhabit both the forests and the savannahs of Africa? What about bees for instance? They are absolutely essential for the pollination of many plant species and yet we kill them with chemicals indiscriminately when spraying crops etc. Just a thought upon which you may wish to ponder!

A trip to Africa will elicit many emotions within us. Excitement, anticipation, fear, joy, sadness, wonder, anger, surprise and, of course, WOW!! We arrange and plan your safari and try give you the opportunity to experience most, if not all, of these emotions.

Excitement – at the beginning of each day on the first safari. What are we going to experience, see and feel today?
Anticipation – when we watch a big cat stalking its prey.
Fear – when a huge Elephant comes right up to you in your vehicle and sniffs your hair with his trunk.
Joy – at the sight of a mother Lion or Leopard playing with and attending to her cubs.
Sadness – when we see little cubs killed by a marauding male Lion or Hyaena
Wonder – at the magnificent Victoria Falls in full flood or the Okavango Delta.
Anger – when we see the carcase of a Rhino killed and poached for a horn that serves no useful purpose to any man.
Surprise – at the truly body vibrating sound of a big male Lion roaring a few feet away from you.
WOW!! – when one of a million amazing sights, sounds, smells and feeling invade you and completely take over your being.

All this awaits those that would call us and simply ask – “I want to go on a safari to Africa. Please can you arrange it”. Of course we will.


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