On Wednesday of this week, I am on the way to Madikwe Game Reserve in the NW corner of South Africa, near the Botswana border. My friend Tom will be going with me, and it is his FIRST safari and first trip to Africa. One of the cool things about going to Africa with someone who has not been there before is to wach them experience something so special for the first time! “There is AFRICA, and then there is everywhere else!”
We are both looking forward to being guided by Trevor McCall-Peat and Grant Marcus from Wild Eye. I have not yet met Trevor but I have done two trips with Grant – both outstanding!
Thursday, we will arrive in Gaborone, Botswana (22 hours after leaving Chicago) after a brief stop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On Friday, we will find our way across the South African border and join the group of 3 others for the start of our 6 days in Madikwe.
Madikwe is a very special place… here are the videos I produced from our last two trips to Madikwe..