SPOILT FOR LIFE: 5 days, 10 game drives at MalaMala – Part 3

Text and photographs: Astrid Bluemel   DAY 5 – and we thought it couldn’t get better: Turns out Susi was right about the mornings. Just after crossing the river we see a rhino. Following leopards tracks we suddenly hear lions roar. Change of plan, let’s go find them! It all turns out a little different. In the […]

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SPOILT FOR LIFE: 5 days,10 game drives at MalaMala – Part 2

Text and photographs: Astrid Bluemel   DAY 3 – our luck ran out: Same routine as yesterday, well almost. I get quite a shock as Susi asks me, at 06:10 in the morning, if I know the difference between a steenbok and klipspringer? Shit, she’s been studying her book. Would you know? I somehow talk my way […]

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SPOILT FOR LIFE: 5 days, 10 game drives at MalaMala – Part 1

Text and photographs: Astrid Bluemel DAY 1 – first impressions: I am a photographer. I love coming to MalaMala. This time I am bringing my friend Susi, she’s never been to Africa before. I am pretty sure that after this experience she will love Africa and love going on safari. The one down thing: she’ll be spoilt […]

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