Game trail riding in wild Africa
For those who may have read my recent blog on heli-biking in Queenstown NZ- here is something that topped that experience!
I returned over the weekend from a fantastic few days in the Kruger - a wildlife sanctuary (about the size of Wales) in South Africa where we were fortunate enough to accompany 2 armed rangers on a mountain bike trail ride following existing game trails (and making a few trails of our own).
Silently approaching wild animals in their natural habitat is a terrific experience - we saw elephant, giraffe, zebra, impala and buffalo and just missed a leopard (see photo of tracks). There were lions in the immediate area but unfortunately we only saw their recent dung.
The rangers were fantastic and (as you would expect) knew exactly where to find the best trails and wildlife.
I highly recommend this to anyone interested in combining mountain biking and game viewing in Africa.