Updated: Apr 27
Hello Adventure, Wilderness and Wildlife Lovers,
A busy couple of months have passed since the last email. The seasons are starting to change and thankfully we have received some rain in the lowveld which will improve the availability of food for grazers in the winter months upcoming.
Since the last update we have spent time doing what we love in the Greater Kruger National Park, the Lapalala Wilderness and Dinokeng. The combination of private guiding, leading trails and working with corporate groups has allowed me to again meet some wonderful people – The most common feedback is always how people are absolutely blown away by the transition of driving in a game viewer to spending time on foot. If you have not yet been on trail, this is something you must do - For the more adventurous, check out the details of our next backpacking trails see the end of the communication.
Two highlights have been guiding a fantastic, enthusiastic, conservation minded family from the Philippines and working with members from the Elephants, Rhino, People NGO [whose primary focus areas are the conservation of at-risk Elephants and Rhinos whilst enabling economic upliftment of the People adjacent the areas inhabited by these species]. If you have not seen them yet, there are some super photos on Facebook.
Since I last wrote, I was privileged to spend some time with industry legends Colin Patrick and James Steyn – I count myself lucky to have had mentorship from no less than 6 of the FGASA Scouts of which there are only 9 in the world. If you want to read a little about the work Colin does, visit our blog and read Unsung Conservation Hero’s.
Outside of this it was great to again help old friend, and mountaineering legend Sean Disney from Adventure Dynamics to help with his kloofing trips – These are great day out and everyone absolutely loves them.
Next Greater Kruger National Park Self-Sufficient Backpacking Trail Dates
These guided trails are loved by our adventurous clients who are drawn to the privilege of self-sufficient backpacking in a true wilderness area freely inhabited by elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and all the other species found in the Kruger National Park. Our participants leave feeling fulfilled and, in some way, touched by that which they have experienced.
Particularly based on the type of activity, and the level of guiding skill offered, a number of our participants are guides working towards building their skills. The next trails with space available:
10/ 05 – 13/ 05/ 2018
24/ 05 – 27/ 05/ 2018
07/ 06 - 10/ 06/ 2018
28/ 06 – 01/ 07/ 2018
Find references, guide profiles and business information @ www.spiritedadventures.co.za
Until next time, happy trailing and all the very best,
Professional Trails, Field & Wilderness Guide ● Founding Director
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