The Sighting of a Lifetime.

The Life of a Safari Guide

Thursday 11th of January. A day I will remember forever.


The morning started off well with standard  sightings of elephants and buffalo, but we were left frustrated when the lions that we had responded to decided to move off into the bush as we arrived. This meant my guests only vaguely saw the ear of a lion which was rather annoying.

Yet as always, when you’re feeling down Africa will always bring you back up, just as it can bring you crashing down after an almighty high. When I drive, I base it around waterholes, often visiting two or three different water points during the drive. My rationale: every animal needs water to survive. On the way to the first waterhole we saw a herd of buffalo grazing quietly, then out of the thicket came a 7.2 tonne bull elephant in musth chasing the buffalo around. You never realise…

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