I have travelled my whole life. I spent the most incredible four days on holiday that I have ever known.
The lodge was fantastic. Located at the end of Sands River herds of elephant and water buffalo came to the river every day. I am told that this does not always happen. It is winter and the dry season and many of the rivers have dried up at this time of year. The large sandy banks seemed to invite the large herds. The guides said that the elephants usually do not come to the river as often as they did on my
four day holiday.
Over the four days I was at the lodge monkeys, baboons, warthogs, antelope, mongoose and many birds along with two hippos were in front of the lodge every day. On one of the bush rides we spent 30 to 40 minutes about eight feet from eight lionesses just relaxing and cleaning themselves. They were so relaxed and could not be bothered that we were there. A memory of a lifetime! Every day we saw rhinos, antelopes and many giraffe and many more. Everything was breathtaking.
The long flight was difficult but it's very far away, there is nothing that can be done about that. The two hour taxi ride was great. I had the same driver each way and he told me as much about the area we were going thru as possible.
The lodge was great. The chalet was lovely and near the end of the sands. This meant that I got to see young elephants, warthogs, monkeys, mongoose and and many birds right at the steps of my chalet. The food was very good and endless coffee, happy me. The best part of the lodge was the entire staff, each one did a great job. The bush guides were fantastic. The rides were amazing every one of them.
This holiday has given me memories for a lifetime. I want to go straight back. Many many thanks to all who helped to make my holiday so wonderful.