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  • Insight Into An African Safari

    [caption id="attachment_1753" align="alignleft" width="434" caption="Safari in Southern Africa"]Southern Africa[/caption]

     

    This weekend's Wall Street Journal has some great article to read for your weekend holiday. But one in particular really stood out. Check out this article about a travelers experience going to a magnificent safari in Southern Africa, written by Sara Clemence:

    The sun was easing toward the horizon, and the drinks table had just been unfolded in a golden-grassed clearing big enough to prevent a territorial animal from approaching—or at least, large to let us see him coming. One of our safari guides had laid out a checkered cloth and lined up the liquor bottles. He was about to start mixing gin and tonics in cut-glass tumblers when we heard the lion's roar.

    We were silent for a moment. Then, seeing the guide's face fall, we all laughed. He took pride in his impeccable bar setup—and now instead of serving up sundowners, he would have to dismantle it all so we could pile back into the open-topped Land Rover and go in search of the big cat.

    My husband and I and five other guests at Nxabega, a tented camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta, tucked ourselves under lap blankets in the back of the truck. After less than a half hour of racing down rutted dirt tracks, the sun had vanished, and we finally spotted our first lion, lying near the road in shoulder-high grass, with his back toward us.

    Tawny and immense, he ignored the truck completely, rising to amble down the road that led back to our camp as we followed, breathless, a dozen yards behind. Padding slowly, the lion stopped occasionally to mark his turf and locate his pride with a series of roars. Gorgeous and chilling, the bellows seemed to roll out across the land like rhythmic thunder and triggered in we humans a twinge of very primal fear.

    Read more at The Wall Street Journal Travel

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