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  • Thank you more particularly for arranging my trip to nDzuti, at such short notice and against all the odds of stolen passport and therefore also no currency exchange! I did so appreciate the utter trust you placed in me when you paid for the entire trip yourself! I hope you did not have a sleepless night! In recommending nDzuti I think you interpreted my wishes exactly! The style of the place suited me perfectly and it was the most marvellous experience. The facilities, as you will have found, were fairly basic but quite adequate for a comfortable stay. Brett and Sherie were welcoming and hospitable. Sherie supplied plenty of nourishing food for breakfast, lunch and supper in a friendly, homely fashion. Brett was a great guide on our safari drives. The lodge was full for the first night, including a lively and talkative family group, but when they departed midday on Monday it was then calm and peaceful, with just a young couple and myself, and it was a real joy to be in the midst of the vastness of the bush with no other people within sight or sound! The wildlife, apart from fairly ubiquitous impala, was somewhat scarce (not that I have any measure of experience to go by!) but I liked the feeling that there was no guarantee of seeing game that was free to roam far and wide. Sometimes fleeting glimpses were all the more exciting for being so brief! We did get very good viewings as well! On the first evening we saw quite a wide range of wildlife, including a close-up of a very large rhino who was not in any hurry! On the way home in the dark we came across a lioness with two 6 week old cubs (what a great guide we had!). I was amazed how unperturbed she was by our presence and was moving in a very leisurely way, so we had extremely good viewing. Brett found them again the following evening, just as relaxed, with the cubs playing within yards of the landrover - fantastic! Talking of lions, that same evening, as we relaxed after supper, Brett heard a couple of lions roaring some distance away and said "Let's go and find them!" - so he did, and in the spotlight we saw two fine males unhurriedly patrolling their territory. Again they were totally unfazed by our presence, stopping for a scratch and a lie down. While the lights were turned off to conserve batteries, a roar from a far distant lion prompted a response from our two, and their roaring just a few yards from us in the darkness was a spine-tingling experience! We spent some time tracking a leopard which was stalking impala and which Brett was determined to find, but we had to be content with leopard tracks! Elephant were unusually elusive and it was only on the final morning that Brett located a fine 25 year old male after hearing a solitary trumpet from across the river, so I did see all the big five except the leopard. Together with sightings of many other mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the bush, the scenery and stunning panoramic views it was a wonderful and memorable safari trip! Some people might want slightly more sophisticated accommodation and cuisine but the style of nDzuti in the hands of Brett and Sherie suited me very well. With many thanks for your excellent arrangements of my safari trip, best wishes, Gervase.
    - Gervase .UK
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Some articles of interest written by Judy Meeser of Wildlife Encounters.

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Dwarf Mongoose-co-operative living

Published 19 February 2014 by Wildlife Encounters under Travelogue • Comments: 0
Did you know the Dwarf Mongoose has the proud title of the smallest carnivore on the African Continent? It is also the carnivore with the highest densities per square kilometre; occurring in packs of up to 15 odd individuals and living a semi-nomadic lifestyle moving from one termite mound to the next in a circular... read more »

Rock figs- forging an existance against all odds

Published 19 June 2013 by Wildlife Encounters under Travelogue • Comments: 0

Vulture Culture

Published 17 September 2012 by Wildlife Encounters under Travelogue • Comments: 1
If you drive to Klaserie Game Reserve via the Able Erasmus Pass you will no doubt blow the horn as you drive  through the tunnel, marvel at the difference in temperature as you enter the “Lowveld” and breathe in deeply, savouring in the aroma of the bush. Next time you should take time to also... read more »

Surviving Safari Camps

Published 2 May 2012 by Wildlife Encounters under Travelogue • Comments: 1
Wildlife Encounters operates the Galaxy Collection of safari camps in the Greater Kruger Park- Timbavati and Klaserie Game Reserves. Almost all of the four safari camps were severely damaged in the floods following Cyclone Dando in January 2012. Safari camps tend to situated along the banks of the dry water courses where the bigger evergreen... read more »

Birthday in the bush

Published 9 April 2012 by Wildlife Encounters under Travelogue • Comments: 1
nDzuti Safari Camp is still closed after the floods in January when during the space of 18 hours Cyclone Dando rained down some some 500 mm of steady down pour. The rivers burst their banks and dam walls broke causing enormous damage to camps situated along the water courses. After the flood, we were fortunate... read more »