For most, Africa may be all about the mammalian big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard. But to the mix, I throw in wonder, amazement, absolute serenity and beauty with a splash of savage and healthy dose of honesty, at least at Inyati. South Africa is a surreal backdrop of uninterrupted sky. Where sunsets linger for a good hour and a half, as though mother nature takes her time to bask in her beauty. The blue of day slowly sheds its skin to reveal hues of lavender, crimson, jade, salmon and lilac. The sun hangs low on the horizon and casts a copper glow on everything within reach.
My family and I spent 6 days in the African bush, in a lodge called Inyati, which was a recommendation by Taga Safaris. I’ll explain more about the lodge in my next post (: For now, here’s what I saw in my first 24 hours on safari. Enjoy!