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MATEYA Safari Lodge

An absolute gem in Madikwe Private Reserve, South Africa Madikwe is a relatively new malaria-free game reserve, established in 1991. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species including the Big Five and approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species. It is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. So why go to … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI PICS

Some of my best pictures from my trip this month! Taken at Shamwari Private Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape; Madikwe while staying at Mateya and Jaci’s Lodge; and Marakele while staying at Marataba. I’ve been to Kruger and Sabi Sands before, and the above are all malaria-free areas that still have the Big Five-although … Read more

UGANDA: An Emerging Destination

I’ve always wanted to see upclose the endangered, almost mythic mountain gorillas….those gentle giants that can only survive in one area in the world, bordered by Rwanda, Congo and Uganda.   Due to Dian Fossey and her “Gorillas in the Mist” book and the movie upon which it was based, Rwanda has always been top … Read more

MY TOP 50 SAFARI PICS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

We had absolutely fabulous game viewing while on safari in Kapama Reserve at Kapama Buffalo Camp, and in Sabi Sands at Chitwa Chitwa Lodge. I loved both camps!  I will post pics of them next week. But everyone wants to see animals, and when you shoot over 3,000 pics it’s pretty hard to cull down … Read more

My Recent Trip to Kenya with Micato Safaris: Part 1

I came back from Kenya 3 weeks ago, and have been going through over 3,000 pictures, yikes! That’s what happens when you go to Africa on safari….even non-photographers like me take zillions of pictures because you simply can’t believe what you are seeing. I traveled with Micato Safaris, a high-end safari company that has been in business … Read more