On the bus, I had been daydreaming, and was thinking about a previous job, where commuting to the office wasn't a metropolitan bus ride, but a flight to Budapest one week, maybe to Singapore or Stockholm another, and for almost a year was a monthly trip to South Africa.
While I was in South Africa, I made sure I made the most of it!! Hiring a car, or sometimes a local guide at weekends. One such weekend, I found myself in Durban on the Indian Ocean, and I hired a car and took a trip up the coast for a weekend in St Lucia. Near here is a fantastic game reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi (pronounced Shloo-shloowee).
I stayed here overnight as guests had the advantage of being allowed out into the park from dawn (about 05:15) whereas day visitors could only enter at 06:30. what really amazed me was that although the camp was almost full, no-one was stirring, and I had the park to myself until about 07:00!!
These are some of the photos I took that morning:
Impala with Red-billed Oxpecker