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Articles from 2012

Questions animals ask about humans on a safari

Greetings and Salutations,After many years of sneaking through the bush at night or drifting through the bush under a glorious African sun, I have beg...

Cherry On Top

Greetings and salutations,Sometimes and only sometimes you get a gift that is worth more than it's intrinsic value. I suppose if this type of thing ha...

Eye Level Buffalo

Greetings and Salutations,Every night safari is different and sometimes we hope to see the same thing the same way because it was a good sighting. An ...

The Caffeine Effect

Greetings and Salutations, I have coined a new safari term: the Caffeine Effect. Now on all our Big Five Safari we do a little breakfast stop. This i...

Are The Cookers In St Lucia?

Greetings and salutations, Over the years I have fielded some interesting questions. Too numerous to mention here. Sometimes the question can be a re...

Teaching Einstein the Alphabet

Greetings and Salutations,With every night we head out into the darkness of iSimangaliso, a small ceremony takes place. This is apart from the big one...

A Pig In A Pipe

Greetings and Salutations,Recently Cyclone Irina blessed us with a vast quantity of rain. In fact more than 300mm, but less than 400mm. It was spectac...

Sticks of Dynamite

Greetings and Salutations,ISimangaliso is a spectacular park, filled with the most amazing scenery and wildlife. The Zulu name implies this, as transl...

Horses With Rivers and Not

Greetings and Salutations, Every night in our quiet hamlet of St. Lucia we get 'horses of the rivers'. Several of them. They sneak into tow...

Leopard and Toothpick Rats

Greetings and Salutations,Like the days of the week our night safaris happen. Although we never have an hour of traffic or road rage. I have yet to st...

People Say...

Greetings and salutations, People say that hippo roam the streets of St. Lucia at night. This I have seen many a times. But when you tell people ...