A self-drive safari in Kruger

A self-drive safari in Kruger

I have been on a number of guided, camping and lodge safaris and whilst I love the professionalism of the guides, with their in-depth knowledge, the off-roading and getting up close to the wildlife, nothing quite compares to the excitement of driving yourself through the Kruger National Park.

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Botswana safari . . . for work, not pleasure!

Botswana safari . . . for work, not pleasure!

At the end of the month I am off on a Botswana safari for about two weeks. “That’s the kind of job I could do with”, I hear you say! You’re right, I can’t say I’m complaining! But I do pay for it in more ways than just financially.

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Ten weeks to go . . . and training intensifies!

Ten weeks to go . . . and training intensifies!

OK, we’ve been doing our regular boot camp sessions with Jay at The Barn300. After starting at twice per week, we’re now attending three sessions – what a difference! In our strength, stamina and body shape but I have to say the biggest change is our appetites!!! We are eating like horses. It’s a good job we’re burning it off.

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Visiting a Maasai market at Longido, Tanzania

Visiting a Maasai market at Longido, Tanzania

“Yeyo takwena” I said to the first Maasai lady I met. She fell about laughing at my best effort at a newly-acquired greeting in Maa. I needed more practice. The only ‘mzungu’ in this Maasai market, I wasn’t exactly hard to spot, so within minutes everyone knew there was a stranger in town. And how welcoming they were!

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