I usually do not post more than once a day, but I had such a great game drive tonight, that I wanted to share one of my favorite pictures with you.
The drive started with two male Cheetahs greeting us on the savanna, then two Elephant bulls made their appearance and had a good meal on some acacias. And while we were watching them the breeding herd crossed the savanna very quickly (Elephants with young ones do not like to be in the open). We then viewed a Lioness sleeping while Wildebeest were feeding near by. And on the way home we viewed a herd of Buffalo resting near a waterhole.
What an afternoon!
End of this week I will be leaving Thanda for almost a month to attend four different educational courses.
I will attend a Advanced Rifle Handling Course (to learn how to handle a rifle in a dangerous game encounter) and a Trails Guiding Course. Both course are held by Africa Nature Training (ANT – http://www.africanaturetraining.co.za). The aim of the Trails Guiding Course is to learn – in many contact sessions – how to guide and view dangerous game on foot (Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopards, Rhinos, Hyenas and Hippos).
A Land Rover Experience is also on the program. The goal is to learn how to better handle a Land Rover in off-road situations. And last but not least I will attend a Reptile and Snake Handling Course.
The Advanced Rifle Handling and the Land Rover courses will be held around Pretoria, the Trails Guiding course will be held at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and the snake handling course will be near Hoedspruit. So will be getting around a bit 🙂
During this time I will have limited internet access, so my blogs may be not as frequent as usual, but I will try to keep you updated on my trails guiding adventures!