Taking club holidays to new heights, Don Henderson, Trish Gutteridge and I, plus another friend from Cape Town have been on safari to Botswana. No sign of a sailing boat, but definite signs of the most amazing amount of wildlife imaginable.
My favorite encounter was early one morning as we set off from our tents in the Moremi Game Reserve for with our guide Charles, whose tracking skills were second-to-none. After ten minutes driving, he swung our open safari vehicle off the track and bouncing slowly over the ground we landed up by a tree with an extremely handsome leopard sitting up in a branch. According to Charles he had hidden his kill (most likely an impala) nearby and he had gone up the tree nearby to keep guard over it. It was just the five of us and we sat there mesmorized for about half an hour watching this magnificent animal. Quite an amazing experience.