Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Some of my favourite places. 2018 in review...


Those who know me well will tell you that I dislike packing.
Read about my ongoing fight with myself...

With the first trip of 2019 almost upon me,
I thought I would share some of the 
 highlights of my 2018 travel destinations.

Our Indian itinerary was superbly handled by this travel company.
And more specifically, Mr Aman, their senior travel adviser
I would highly recommend that you contact them,
should you be considering a trip to India.
For more information on what they offer,
visit their website:

If you are going to India, 
then you HAVE to venture out on a tiger safari.
Where we stayed was in the heart of "Jungle Book" territory.
Where the Pench National Park is situated currently
is where Rudyard Kipling called home and 
it is where the idea for his iconic book was born,
And if you are looking for the best "tiger whisperer,
then book  Omveer Choudhary as your guide!
We were able to find tigers on every game drive that we did with him
And when we did not find tigers, we found a leopard.
https://www.facebook.com/omveerfaujdar


Taking "glamping" to a whole new level!
This company offers accommodation
 in both Pilanesberg and the Kruger National Park
To find out more about what we offer,
visit our website:


To find out more about this camp and what they offer,
visit:

To find out more about this truly spectacular lodge,
visit their website:

If it is leopards you are after,
then THIS is where you need to be.
No camp can actually guarantee a sighting of these elusive predators,
but your chances of spotting them here are very high.
There are several camps on in this reserve.
This particular image was taken during a stay at Bush Lodge,



Another of the Big 5.
This time seen on a game drive from Selati Camp.
To find out more about this camp and what it offers,
visit their website:

One of my favourite game reserves...
and a lodge that I have returned to on several occasions.
Madikwe is situated about 3.5 hours from Johannesburg,
visit their website:


An image taken in the window of the old police station in Kaapsehoop.
I have done several visits to this tiny hamlet
and each time I stayed at the...





These three lodges can all be found in the Mluwati Concession,
Kruger National Park.
Although close to each other physically,
they are each individual in both their decor and their food offerings.
We got to spend our honeymoon at Hamiltions 11 years ago,
and our return visit coincided with of most recent anniversary.
We had gotten older, but the camp was as we remembered it, superb
These properties are managed by this Extraordinary company!


To find out more about the lodge and what it offers,
visit their website:


This is the most recent lodge to be opened in the Black Rhino
part of Pilanesberg National Park.
The accommodation and food was superb.
To find out more about this lodge and what it offers,
please visit their website:


If you think that being a field guid is the calling for you,
then contact the college via their website:


 
The latest addition to my sponsors list...
The Olight SRS2UT Intimidator.
Marketed locally by:

My camera brand of choice for more than 4 decades!
Photo:

Photo:
When it is time to print out my special images,
this is the company that I rely on to do that.

Bush gear to make me blend in...
in comfort and style.


I have worn these shoes in the jungles of India
and on the beaches of Croatia.
Not to mention, many game reserves in Africa.
They are probably the most comfortable pair of shoes
that I have ever owned.

Photo:
When I get home. I rely on this ISP
to provide me with high speed fibre connectivity 
to enable me to get my postings published in record time.

Photo:
This powerbank is my constant companion
 while I am travelling.
It can do up to 4 full re-charges of my phone before
needing to be charged.
Supplied by...


When offered an option...
ALWAYS be Batman.
The newest of my travelling companions.
To find out more about the collectible Funko range of figurines,
visit:

My new addition, this awesome laptop bag from Solo.
Padded for protection and with enough pockets to keep
almost everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink in,
this is definitely an stylish addition to any business presentation.
Be it in the boardroom or the bush.
This bag can also be worn as a backpack. 
There are straps in a hidden compartment that can be deployed
when you need both hands for other purposes.
To find out more about the stylish Solo range,
visit:


A new "tool" in my camera bag.
This locally made product was indispensable when using a long lens.
The ball and socket might look simple...and it is, 
which is why it should be in the gear bag of every serious photographer.
This locally made, deceptively simple device is ideal 
for tracking birds in flight or animals in motion.
The base can be used on a beanbag or a tripod,
with the ball being fitted to the camera.
The simplicity of the device allows to to move from supported
to hand held in a fluid motion.
There is also a version that can be used on a car window.
To see more about the product, 
visit their Facebook page:
Or order directly from:

To see who else were winners in 2018, visit:


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