19/02/10: Memories of Djuma
...sorry it has taken long, although it has only been about a month it feels like an eternity!! As you will see, most of the photo's are of Kurula & the boys...they were possibly my favourite subjects!! Please excuse the few spelling mistakes with regards to the word 'Photography'...need to sort that one out when not so rushed!
Handry has been with Djuma for nine years now. He began work as a gardner for the staff quarters. He has worked himself up to being a guide which our guests love. He has excelled in passing all his exams for F.A.G.A.S.A. and is great at delivering our guests a great time. He was born and grew up in Hluvukani.
Ephraim has been working with us as the guide at Galago Camp and has been with the company for around 8 years now.
Him and William are feared due to their phenomenal hit rate when it comes to finding leopard. A trait which the guests love and makes all us other guides jealous.
William has been working with us at Galago Camp for 8 years now. Following in his brother Handry's foot steps. William was born in Hluvukani, where he grew up and completed his schooling before moving into the bush. He and Ephram make a formidable team, whipping the rest of us when it comes to finding leopard.
Lots has been working at Vuyatela for going on 12 years now. He started out with general maintenance and has worked his way up to position of tracker. Lots grew up in Hluvukani wheree the best potato chips in the world come from.
Tex and I have been friends for over 15 years now. He joined Vuyatela, closed to 2 years now. Not a far move as he was with wild earth for a short time.
Amos has been working with us at Vuyatela for 11 years now. He began as the groundsman and worked his way up to the position of tracker. He grew up in Utha one of the local villages outside the reserve.
23 years in the bush from RSA to Kenya and beyond
18/02/10: Luangwa Gets his First Battle Scars
We had a great start to the morning, finding an ele bull chucking Marulaís down his gullet
17/02/10: Chapter 9 Part 2 Behind the scenes
Another basic rule of the bush is never ever to walk around at night outside the relative safety of the camp.
14/02/10: Sightings for January 2010
We almost had more animal sightings for January than we did guests.
05/02/10: Bush Lodge News Letter - January 2010
Where has January gone?
05/02/10: Guests Comments January
Here are a few of our Guests comments that sayed at Bush lodge in Jan
03/02/10: WHATíS IN A TREE
Take time to see what is truly magnificent and most times you will find it standing right in front of you, patiently waiting to be noticed.
02/02/10: Teacher drive
Now and then we help out on game drives for the local teachers and kids. This time it was the teachers turn.
02/02/10: January 2010 Guest Experiences
These are just a few of our guest experiences / comments for January at Vuyatela
02/02/10: 2010 - The New Year
Can anyone believe it, it is 2010!
01/02/10: Chapter 9 Part 1 Behind the Scenes
Before I go on with the story of getting the lodge further developed Iíll fill you in on some activities, other than the chores, that were principally occupying our minds at that early stage.