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Safari: Unforgettable Experience

Safari Family

Safari Family

My family and I vacationed in South Africa this past August. We traveled to Johannesburg, Cape Town and to Kruger Park where we did a safari. I have always loved wildlife and going on a safari was truly a dream come true. We stayed at Little Jock, a lodge located in Kruger Park. Little Jock has three rooms,  we occupied two, for four adventure filled days. The main property, Jock safari has twelve rooms and is located 1/2 mile away. Both lodges are well appointed and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. The food was really good, we informed the lodge in advance that we were vegan and the chef prepared delicious vegan meals for us. All of the meals including drinks were included in the price.

Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

The days were nice and the evenings were really cool, there were heavy blankets in the jeeps for each person. At night the temperature dropped down to about 45 degees. The winters reminded me of our winters in  Southern California.

Bathtub

Our bathroom

Our Bedroom

Pool Area

Our day started at 5:30 am with a knock at our door from Ranger Pete. The game drives were from 5:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:00pm to 7:30pm in the evenings. I never tired from the drives, each one was unique and we were fortunate to view lots of animals up close. My favorites were the lions, There were two lionesses and six cubs that we observed daily. I was amazed at how close we were able to get to the lions. The game viewing was incredible, I felt like we were part of a National Geographic special.

Lioness and her Cubs

elephant bath time

South Africa Sunset

Each evening our drive would end with a beautiful sunset. I have so many pictures that i am working on, these pictures were taken with my little point and shoot camera. My nice pictures were shot in camera RAW and I am still working on them and will upload some as soon as I am done. I highly recommend that if you have not done a safari, definitely add it to your list of must do’s. My friend and travel agent Paulette arranged an unforgettable trip for us. I’m sure if you are remotely interested in traveling to South Africa she would love to answer any questions you may have. She can be reached at Pro Travel 310 271-9566 Paulette Darensburg Pauletted@protravelinc.com

I’ll be sharing more about South Africa little by little-stay tuned

xoxo,

Gigi

 

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Posted on by Gigi in Travel, Uncategorized 6 Comments

6 Responses to Safari: Unforgettable Experience

  1. Kim

    Great photos.

     
    • Gigi

      Kim,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Xoxo,
      Gigi

       
  2. mike

    Really enjoyed this blog, G. It makes me want to go on Safari. And the pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing your amazing journey with us. Keep ‘em coming, girl :)

     
    • Gigi

      Mike,
      Thanks for stopping by, I will post more South Africa pics soon.
      Xoxo,
      Gigi

       
  3. TheFashionistachic

    I was anxious to see your Africa review. It’s all seems so exciting! Can’t wait until you organize your raw images. Wondering if you have any video? I will stay tune.

     
    • Gigi

      TheFashionistachic,
      Thanks for stopping by. I will post more South Africa pics when I process my RAW pics. I am also thinking about organizing a South Africa trip August 2014 will keep you posted.
      xoxo,
      Gigi

       

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