- An excellent trip marred only by some poor weather. 9/10 only because I would have preferred another wildlife stop rather than battlefields (although the history is interesting). A range of habitats visited that are excellent for birding and the later parks good for animals. September was good for bird and animal visibility and I enjoyed watching weavers build their nests and some courtship displays. The 2 leaders Graham & Mark made the trip. Their knowledge on all things was incredible, and multi-tasking extended to pancakes for breakfast and manning the braai (BBQ). I'll never forget my huge plate of fillet steak in Kruger or them sheltering under an information stand in the pouring rain cooking lunch in iMfolozi. Thanks to Mark for the extra-curricular dawn bird walks! They made sure everyone's interests were looked after and would turns the cars so everyone got an equal look at the animals. Overall a very memorable and value for money trip. Cheers Graham and Mark! PS.. Tips..please take a soft holdall (no hard cases or wheeled cases) to avoid the van tetris game each morning. Take a range of clothing- it can be wet and cold through to super hot (and was on my trip). All our accommodation took the large SA plug- you can easily buy an adaptor at Heathrow if you cant find one before. ATMs are the best value for currency; the banks are upstairs at the airport (max 4000 rand) and there are ATM stops later in the trip. Cash is harder and more expensive to change although possible. Swaziland takes Rand.
Published on: 29 September 2016