Posts by Toby Brown

Wild Elephants : A Truly Breathtaking Encounter

Wild Elephants : A Truly Breathtaking Encounter For a number of years now, I have been taking safaris out to Southern Africa. To the point, most might say, that I am spoiled by my ability to leave my humble home in the mountains of North Carolina and lose myself in the African bush amongst the…

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As South Africa says Goodbye: Hamba Kahle!

It was time to leave our beloved campsite in Somkhanda Game Reserve. After a short morning reprieve drinking coffee, eating another wonderful breakfast, and listening to the sounds of the bush as we packed our belongings, we piled into the OSVs and made our way to our transfer bus. It was refreshing to soak in…

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Camping In The South African Bush

We woke up in the quaint coastal town of St Lucia to the smell of the Indian Ocean and the rustling of branches as the vervet monkeys made their way across the property. The temperature was perfect for sitting outside to enjoy coffee and breakfast, and the bright patch of green grass surrounded by sub-tropical…

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Our Ancestry Visited

Sleeping in is sometimes the greatest gift, and this morning we all celebrated being able to wake up after the sun had already presented itself in the South African sky. I awoke slightly earlier than the group to enjoy a cup of coffee and a few free moments to blog and catch up with things…

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Another side of South Africa

The sun had not yet peaked over the horizon when we pulled our tired souls from the comfort of warm sheets. Today we planned to hit Pilanesberg early in hopes of some morning glimpses at the more nocturnal wildlife finishing their evening’s excursions. The air was cold and our eyes were heavy. Small doses of…

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Kissed by a Rhino!

What a great day today visiting Pilanesberg National Park! We awoke to the sounds of the adida as they perched overhead outside of AfricaSky Guest House in Johannesburg. It was a cool morning and the sun broke the cloudless sky with a wash of bright blue. The group we have out now is from a…

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An Amazing Day in Tembe

wild elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa

What an amazing day it was today in Tembe Elephant Park! Our wonderful group has been out with us for about a week and has been having a great trip. Today was spent in and around Tembe with some VERY close encounters with elephant, observing and learning the process of making local ilala palm wine,…

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A beautiful day in Tembe – Joy Resor Safari

We started off with an early-morning game drive in Tembe Elephant Park (always one of our favorite places)! We enjoyed fantastic sightings of a herd of buffalo, scores of elephant, and some really cool birds! We then decided to explore the Tembe area. This included a stop in a remote area close to Tembe Elephant…

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Wildlife, Boats, and the Indian Ocean – Joy Resor Safari

We sat down for breakfast at 8am before heading off to St. Lucia! On our way to the gate from our accommodations in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, we had some very up close and personal sightings. Joy was over the moon again, and Andrew (her son who has now joined us on the tour) also enjoyed every…

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For the love of lions! – Joy Resor Safari

The morning started off bright and early as we entered the pilanesberg gate at 6am. An amazing sunrise greeted us with displays of lilac, teal, and deep orange fading into a turquoise sky! Although game was scarce to start off, we finally found some zebra and a herd of wildebeest. On one of the loop…

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