By Colin Treadwell
Our South African ranger guide, Mo, pointed to a group of antelopes, some of which were prancing with their feet held together, so that they bounced high, as if on pogo sticks. “They are pronking,” he explained.
“What is that?” asked a lady in our Range Rover. “Why do they do that?”
“It’s just an expression of joy,” said Mo. “They are just playing.”
Funny, I remember the wildlife documentaries I watched on TV as a kid as dry and analytical, laced with scientific jargon based on Darwinian theory, all about natural selection and the struggle to survive. That aspect was real out in the bush, but there was so much more that was missing from the documentaries. The joy! Animals having fun! The beauty and rapture of nature.Read More
In September of 2018, I had the adventure of a lifetime as I traveled to South Africa with my partners at Swain Destinations and African Travel, associated with The Travel Corporation. During my time there, I visited a few luxury safari camps and private game reserves that all offered an amazing, intimate look at the stunning geography and wildlife throughout the region.Read More
Last October, I had the incredible joy of experiencing an African safari through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana with our preferred partners at Abercrombie & Kent. As a leader within our Privileged Journeys luxury travel advisor team, I craft custom experiences for my discerning customers every day. Working alongside A&K on my own adventure was an exceptional process, even with my high expectations for the partners to whom I entrust my clients' (and my own) precious vacation time.
From the bustling city of Johannesburg to our quaint safari camps, A&K ensured even the tiniest of details were well thought through. Read on as Charlie (hubby) and I embark on our 10-day journey through Africa!Read More