Ingozi on the High Veldt
I'm on safari in South Africa with my Mom!
It's a good chance to talk and bond and try and sort ourselves out.
We've been here for two days so far at the Legend Golf and Safari Park in South Africa. It's effing cold here, reminds me a bit of being back at school but I've had a pretty good time so far.
It's been wildlife sightings every day. We went to see lions, cheetah, giraffe, impalas, and lots of other really cool animals and I was able to get some great shots of the animals. It is definitely an experience I will never forget. Being able to see some of the most popular animals in the world could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I'm glad that I was able to get some photographs so I could capture these special moments. When I told my friend about seeing other people who had binoculars, she said that I should have a look at these binoculars reviewed recommendations so that I could be more prepared if I am to do anything like this again. Don't get me wrong, I was able to see everything I ever dreamed of, but imagine if my vision was enhanced? It would be even better. But I'm just so grateful that I was able to see and take shots of these beautiful animals, as it will allow this memory to live on.
Our little room/chalet/lodge thingy... deep in a bush
Inside is gorgeous though! ^_^
The view from our backyard
It was really scary though because the animals roam free and we got REALLY close to this massive lion. The lion was TEN FEET away, just sitting there!!!. I was scared out of my mind but the safari guide told us to stay very still and not make any noise or any sudden movements so I steeled myself and just avoided looking the lion in the eye.
About to enter the game reserve
This is our guide - Mr. Matthew!! ^_^
That thing Mr. Matthew is holding... ...is Hyena dung. Yes...
We found some Lion tracks so we followed them.
The paw prints were freaking HUGE!!
When the lion got up I think everyone in the safari truck almost collapsed with fright but all the lion did was stretch and then walk off to go drink some water.
We found them around the corner
Do you see how close it is?
The lion was THIS CLOSE to our truck!!
So fucking scary.
We were in an open truck and it was so close !!! =(
I was pretty relieved when we got out of there.
We also saw a rare White Rhino!!
And it's baby!!! So CUTE!!!
After being bumped around in the wilderness all day, I gave up any hope of looking semi-decent
We spotted some giraffe too!
Today is the first day I've had internet because the resort where we're staying is DEEP IN THE BUSH. As in, you open your door and it's just bush and lions and elephants and all sorts of alarming creatures and trees and grass and mountains and nothing else.
For someone who really dislikes being outdoors I keep asking myself 'What am I doing here?' but it's a lot of fun too.
Haven't had any contact with the outside world for almost three days. The phone situation in South Africa sucks big time. You have to register a SIM before you can use it. I am sure this is where Nigeria copied the idea from. Nigeria copy-copy!! Woooooo!! Shame!!!
More updates later and more pictures and video once I've edited them. The internet here is a little slow :(
All pictures were taken by me because my Mom was too frightened (and cold) to take them herself. ^_^ Heh heh!
*Ingozi means "Danger" in one of the languages here. Not sure if it's Zulu or Xhosa or something else. I just thought it was funny because it's so similar to Ngozi. ^_^