I just returned from my open-jeep safari tour of the Tala Game Reserve near
Durban, South Africa. I had been waiting for this day since I found out about
this trip and it was everything I hoped it would be. As we drove up to the
reserve, before we even got into the jeeps we saw a whole herd of zebra on the side of the hill. Then we drove a little more and saw a family of warthogs. Every where I looked I saw a new animal. Our driver of the jeep happened to be the head of the reserve and he very rarely gives the tours himself but because there were so many of us he helped out. He was so smart and knew everything about all the different animals there. He wasn't scared to drive right up to them and he knew all the places to look for them. We saw a giraffe in the distance and he started to walk away and I wanted to follow him to get a better look but our driver said no let's try around this corner and sure enough there were three of them drinking out of the watering hole. Then we followed them around for a while and they came right up to the jeep. The good and bad thing about this particular reserve was that there were no predators there. That means that the animals that were there weren't really scared by us or skittish at all. The bad part was that we didn't get to see any lions or leopards. Most people say you can't really see them unless you go out very early in the morning or just at dusk so I don't think we would have seen any anyway.
Sassy ginger from NH off traveling the world.