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Travel Stories: Johannesburg, South Africa – Day Five

Part of the Tydon Safaris 12-day Exclusive Tour is a full-­day tour of Johannesburg with MoAfrika Tours. With Susanne from Berlin Germany along for the ride, I had a feeling that this would be an intimate look from an entirely different perspective.

16th Aug
Apartheid Museum - Mandela Exhibit collage

Travel Stories: Safaris – How Close Can You Get?

Before I went on safari to Africa, some of my friends wondered aloud (or asked me directly) how close I thought I would get to the wild animals. Well...

08th Jul
With tourists watching, an Elephant takes a swim in the Chobe River at Chobe National Park, Botswana - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 80-400 VR II lens

Travel Stories: Tydon Safari Camp, South Africa – Day Four

I was sorely disappointed to be leaving the Tydon Safari Camp that day and we drove through the famous Panoramic Route in drizzling rain and, at times, a heavy thick scene-stealing fog which matched my mood.

28th Jun
Landscape (digitally painted) taken from the highway on the Panorama Route in Sabie, South Africa - taken with a Nikon Coolpix AW110

Travel Stories: Tydon Safari Camp, South Africa – Day Three

Another memorable encounter with a Leopard and I saw all five of the Big Five in one day! You know I slept well.

23rd Jun
Lion being stalked by tour vehicle with teen riding shotgun at Sabi Sands Game Reserve - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 80-400 VR II lens

Travel Stories: Tydon Safari Camp, South Africa – Day Two

Wake-up call was indeed at 5:30 am. I avoided early morning coffee/tea and instead had a shower to truly wake myself up without stimulants but I did have a snack bar for sustenance.

14th Jun
Leopard up in a tree eating Impala at Kruger National Park - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 80-400 VR II lens

Travel Stories: Tydon Safari Camp, South Africa – Day One

November 2013, I found Tydon Safaris on TripAdvisor as highly-ranked and, from the reviews, it seemed the perfect blend of cost, size and service and I booked it this past January to start on April 7. Day One...

11th Jun
Tydon Safaris logo
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