Mala Mala – in October

I can count the number of places we’ve been more than four times on one hand. Mala Mala is one of them. Our first visit was in 2009 (combined with the Okavango Delta), followed by 2011 (combined with Mashatu), and then 2017 (combined with Makgadikgadi Pans), and then 2018 (combined with Sossusvlei). This time we […]

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Magnificent Mala Mala

There are few places in the world that we return to again and again. Mala Mala is one of them, and it just gets better and better. After a few days in Soussvlei , and another night at the JNB airport Intercon, we flew to Skukuza and were collected for the road transfer to the lodge. […]

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Spectacular Sossusvlei

We rarely go places more than once. Except when it comes to Mala Mala. Every time we visit, we know it won’t be the last. Living in Sydney, we’re a direct flight to Johannesburg (a 14 hour flight, but direct none the less). We’d planned the trip for June (beginning of their winter), and if […]

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The Last Minute Trip to Africa

The last minute trip to Africa… In July, I found myself with a few extra weeks of leave, and with a few hundred thousand frequent flyer miles about to expire, we decided to visit one of our favourite places on the planet – Southern Africa. With the move to Australia, and our newfound obsession with […]

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Tigers in Ranthambore

(Location: Rajasthan, India) Ranthambore isn’t easy to get to, but it is one of the more likely places to see wild tigers so it’s been on our list for several years. Despite numerous challenges, we finally made it there and had some great sightings. The first challenge that we encountered was visa-related. When I’d planned […]

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In Search of Wild Orangutans

(Location: Borneo, Indonesia) We saw a documentary on orangutans, and it was filmed at “Camp Leakey.” Some googling revealed that was located in the Indonesian part of Borneo. This is how we found ourselves on a klotok on the Sekonyer River looking for orangutans. It was another insane travel day to get from Cambodia to […]

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