Part 3: Madikwe Game Reserve!
Lucy: We travelled from Knysna on a little plane first and then we went on a really small plane that had just twelve seats to fly into the safari reserve.
Sam: It was brilliant and we spent most of the time looking for animals out of the window!
Jack: Here we are in Madikwe, on a game drive. We saw loads of animals – elephant, lions, cheetah, wild dog, rhino, zebra, wildebeest and lots more!
Sam: We even saw some crocodile in the river!
Amelie: We stopped for snacks on every game drive and had a nice snack and a drink and got to look at animal tracks and learn more about animals.
Lucy: One day our driver stopped and picked up a buffalo’s head that was all that was left after three lions had just eaten it during the night!
Amelie: This is at our camp. It was a really nice camp with a swimming pool and a big garden with lots of animals like these warthogs walking around. There were meerkats too!
Sam: We could go and explore, looking for animals, as there were some big fences to make sure no lion or scary animals could get into our camp.
Lucy: One day we saw this really tall giraffe!
Jack: Every evening we finished in the dark and our tracker – the person who helped spot the animals – turned on a big spotlight and we went on a night safari.
Amelie: Here we are looking for tracks. I really enjoyed this!
Jack: We had a footprint guide so we could search for different animals’ tracks and cross them off in our books.
Sam: It was great being on safari!
Lucy: We want to go on safari again, in lots of different parts of South Africa!
Jack: One day I want to visit the Rift Valley in Kenya and see where the oldest humans came from!
Amelie: Me too!