Well I promised a trip report from my first safari and although I still feel a little punch drunk from the experience I'm going to start it now while it's still reasonably clear in my head. To say it was the the best holiday of my life is like saying the arctic is a bit chilly, it was an awesome experience that I now know I will have to repeat as often as possible whenever the bank manager allows.
We booked the trip through Doug Macdonald although he had a previous booking and was unable to guide us himself he did arrange for Andrew Smith to do the guiding and I can't fault that choice in any way, he was great to be with and share the experience the whole time.
The itinerary was as follows,
Leave London on the Friday evening with Ethiopian Airways stopping at Addis Ababa on route to Harare, then overnight at the Guinea Fowl Lodge before our flight into Mana the next morning.
Two nights at Chikwenya Lodge, a private concession on the banks of the Zambezi.
Three nights at Chitake Spring in a Nature Ways mobile camp.
Four nights on the Mana Pools flood plane also with Nature Ways.
Two nights at Kanga Camp before our return flight to Harare and back to a wet, cold, miserable British day.
I'll try to keep this report ticking along without to many breaks between postings but as I have over 6500 images to sort through there may be the odd hiccup. Be back soon.
Edited by Big Andy, 04 November 2015 - 06:43 PM.