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Author: Jeannette Joynt

“ L E T T E R S   F R O M   L I O N S ”   Letter One: Sandra tells us about her first experience in the Okavango Delta.   “I have always heard about Africa through movies, documentaries and articles; that it is a wild utopia filled with the most magnificent animals and natural scenery. So, you could imagine my excitement when my husband surprised me with a trip to the Okavango Delta for our 30th wedding anniversary!   When the day finally

  This week we chat to Daniel Crous, expert safari guide and wildlife photographer! We met Daniel in February 2018 while on safari in the Okavango Delta, and wanted to give you all some insight into his exciting career and rich background in the wilderness. He has currently just wrapped on shooting the acclaimed BBC Earth series Dynasties Meerkats. Read below to learn more!     Safari Architects: Where did you grow up and what ignited your passion for the wilderness and wildlife photography?   Daniel Crous: I was born in England and

As this wild year draws closer to an end, we are all longing for something we once had in the palm of our hands. For different people, these longings will be unique; ranging from family gatherings to a simple visit with an old friend. To us personally, our longing is for something that once filled our minds, bodies and spirits with a sense of simultaneous magic, excitement and tranquility all at once, something which we were able to share with

  Singita Ebony Lodge; a wild yet tranquil oasis in the middle of the Kruger National Park. On our last visit to this magical location, we experienced something truly incredible whilst out on our morning game drive. As we climbed into the game vehicle, we were a buzz with conversation and hope as to what the morning may bring. We drove around the surrounding wilderness, in awe of the birdsong, wind dance and early morning sun show that unfolded around us.   After

  On a bright, warm and tranquil day in the Londolozi Game Reserve, the surrounding nature called out to us through musical wind, bird chatter and distant calls, to explore it. While deciding whether to head out for the afternoon game drive, soft ash-grey clouds began to tip toe in from the east. They began to dance over our heads, growing deeper in colour by the minute, as if trying to communicate to us through interpretive dance that the approaching rain

It was a warm, lively and vibrant day in the Kruger National Park while we were out on our afternoon drive through the MalaMala concession. As the sun overtook us in the sky and headed downstairs to meet the horizon, a slight chill hugged us and told us that daylight was almost over. Just before the sun closed the door, it threw colorful blankets out over the wild, each a slightly different shade of orange, pink or purple. We continued

Africa is made up of countless astonishing elements, each playing a unique part in what makes it so special. To write about and elaborate on every single one of these would take a lifetime, therefore, let’s select a handful to take a closer look at. To narrow down our medley, let’s take an alphabetical approach…

It was a sunny February afternoon in the Timbavati Game Reserve, the wind was skipping through the trees and the birds were chanting overhead. Myself and my guests were on a bush walk, enjoying the treasures of the wilderness on foot, when one of the guests mentioned to our guide that we hadn’t seen lions yet, a statement which prompted him to say: “Oh, I saw lions tracks this morning…”