Because of my work, and also children not being permitted at the lodge, I actually almost never get to spend time with family on the reserve. Plus: my kids are very young, Oliver and Sophie are both 3 years old only (yes they are twins). But this year I decided to take them out on a few safaris, to show them what daddy does for a living. It was experimental, one doesn’t know how such small children react to seeing many of the world’s largest animals, but to our surprise, they were very well-behaved and they absolutely loved the experience.
We saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeest, monkeys, lots of impala, lions and we even tracked cheetahs up-close. My wife and kids were absolutely blown away. Seeing a stilling monkey mother from the patio was also a fascinating experience. So touching!
See some of our many photos we took. It made me also realise the true scope and quality of sightings our guests get these days. I am not always aware of it, but, boy oh boy, have we come a long way. It is truly first class now. We see many of the world’s rarest animals in a setting that really blows you away, and the sightings are reliable. The many lakes create photo opportunities that, well, there are not many places that compare. There really aren’t.
Stilling monkey mummy
Checking out the Landcruiser with Maddie, their friend:
Checking in on the wildebeest and their (very) new offspring
Massive elephants up-close!
A quick visit at the new Vuyani Tented Camp building site (4km north of the Vuyani Safari Lodge!). We shall continue with the construction in 2 weeks.
And also the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster was in action. We had so much fun! You must try it when you are at the lodge. It takes you all the way back to a special time in history. Makes you feel like Bonnie and Clyde. Without the Tommy gun, of course. We don’t have that one.