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Tinga - Safari and Lodge

After 2 days at Kapama, we moved on to Tinga. The transport there is a story unto itself (feel free to come by, we can chat over a glass of Amarula). Regardless, we arrived safely to a beautiful lodge, overlooking the Sabi river.

Similar to Kapama, this lodge is situated in the middle of a private game reserve. At any moment, whether you're walking to your room, or having a meal, you're sure to encounter wildlife. For example, one day, I watched as a family of monkey's steal a croissant off a plate... while the person was eating breakfast.

As far as the accommodations at Tinga... in a word, stunning. Just take a look at the pictures of the room, they speak for itself.

The safari's didn't reach the same level of excitement as Kapama. That said, our ranger and tracker were well informed, and didn't hesitate to show us the good with the bad as it relates to nature. One of the pics I included shows the end result of an elephant fight for dominance. I have to say, driving through the area and seeing the elephant lying there was pretty difficult. The smell alone was horrid. And, in case you are wondering what happened to the elephants face? It was removed to allow the rangers access to the tusks.

The meals at this lodge lacked any flair or excitement (unlike everywhere else we stayed). It was well balanced, but, kinda boring.

Alas, after 6 safari game drives, lots of food, and plenty of wine, its time to pack up and make the long journey home...

(One more update to follow...)
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Posted by Dwayne Ashley 10:31

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