NIAGARA WINE COUNTRY
Canada’s Sonoma Valley of the north
Kruger National Park is truly the best place to spot the Big 5, the Little 5 and everything in between. During our 10 day trip, we had the most remarkable sightings. We spotted more leopards than I have seen in years. This included a female sleeping under a tree while her cub played in a nearby. We also had the privilege of watching another female eat her kill in a tree while surrounded by scavenging hyenas on the ground below. One morning, we arrived just as a pride of lions attempted their last hunt at a watering hole before resting for the day. We watched as a herd of elephants grazed and their young ones played. Our sighting included rhino, buffalo, hippos, giraffes, cheetah and much more. Each of the luxury lodges offers twice-daily game drive in their safari vehicles. Although sightings are not guaranteed the expert guides and trackers ensured that we were treated to the most extraordinary wildlife scenes. Days are spent in the time-honored tradition of an African safari – early morning game drives are followed by a lazy day of rest, then an afternoon game drive that segues into sunset drinks before a night drive back to camp. And there is always plenty of food that is just too tasty to decline.