September 19, 2001
Five minutes out on our first game drive with our Ranger Paul Laing and Tracker, Mishack in charge, we were going slowly along a path. Came around a corner to see a giraffe in the path. We stopped. No choice! Wonderful!
We saw all the big 5,(lion, elephant, Cape Buffalo, leopard and rhino) plus plenty more. The good, bad and the ugly. But my inital reaction was complete amazement. I could hardly believe what I was seeing. The Land Rover is open. Very little between you and the animals. We had one walk on foot for a short distance. It is better than anything you can dream!
For nearly 50 years there has not been hunting in this area. The animals have no fear of people as long as you stay in the Land Rover. Some of the animals come very close. You depend on the skill of your Ranger and Tracker to make the right decisions.
From journal Londolozi: dreams come true!