Mana Pools is a favorite of many safari professionals and certainly a long-time favorite of ours. A few of the things we love about it:Continue reading “Special Places : Mana Pools, Zimbabwe”
A Lifelong Dream Come True for Shawna
Perched on a freshly cleared pile of vines on the side of a mountain in Uganda, I peered down into a small hollow and made my first eye contact with the Mountain Gorilla. At 35 years of age, she was the oldest female in the family group, and was feeding a short distance away from the rest of her family. Her face was soft and gentle, and her eyes seemed to reveal a cautious tolerance of our presence. She ate slowly, clearly choosing her favorites and seeming to savor each bite of vine, leaf, or twig. Occasionally she spit out a small lump of chewed plant matter, having been unsatisfied with some aspect of the bite. Looking into her eyes, I felt that she was wise, and had a sense that she had lived through many difficult and beautiful moments in her 35 years of life in the jungle.
- Expansive vistas
- Gorgeous landscape
- Untrodden- one feels like you’re in a private park
- Large herds (elephant, Cape buffalo, hartebeest, waterbuck, giraffe and more…)
- Apoka- wonderful lodge- wildlife at your doorstep, peaceful, great service