You may wonder how this situation could be related in any way to my safari with Wildland Adventures and the lodges we stayed at. The answer is the care, structure, and attention to detail in a calm and unimposing way that was very evident when my son and I enjoyed a twelve-day father-son safari in Zimbabwe with stays at five different safari camps. The individual owners and staff members at each one totally understand what makes guests feel comfortable and excited to be staying there. The lodges varied from a virtually four-star property to remote rustic safari camps. However the basic amenities were always there including hot showers, quality dishes and silverware, good food, clean linens, comfortable beds with the bedding tucked in equal to any fine hotel and flush toilets. On the colder nights a hot-water bottle in a furry bag would be found in each bed.
The order that we stayed at the various lodges did not seem significant to me at the time but looking back, it certainly made sense. After three very long airplane
After a good night's sleep, we enjoyed a buffet breakfast, then departed for Victoria Falls to hike and photograph the mile-wide natural wonder. Toward the end of the hike, we were accosted by an angry baboon that was deflected by our guide as it came toward us. I could not help but wonder if a baboon could be this aggressive, how would we fare with lions, hippos, and cheetahs... Following lunch and a visit to the local snake zoo, we departed to our next lodge.
Next up, we go to Nehimba Lodge in the next blog.