In the second of her blogs detailing her journey into Antarctica, G&M wildlife consultant Sarah Williams recounts her time spent cruising around South Georgia Island.
Our first landing on South Georgia was at Salisbury Plain, home to grumpy fur seals as well as many thousands of King penguins. The sight of King penguins as far as the eye could see, gathered under beautiful snow-covered mountains, was a vision that I will never forget. So many wildlife programmes have been filmed here, and so it was very special to be observing all the action first hand. There were large groups, known as creche’s, of brown furry youngsters who were vocalising a constant whistling sound as they tried to attract the attention of their parents returning with food – how the adults find their own chicks amongst the huddle is just astonishing!
Sarah Williams, Gane and Marshall travel consultant & wildlife expert, travelled to Antarctica in December 2018 on a 3-week expedition voyage. Here she recounts part of that journey, in which she sailed from the southern tip of Argentina to the Falkland Islands.
It was a bright summer’s morning as I flew over the stunning snow-capped mountains towards Ushuaia, at the extreme south of Argentina. This southernmost town is the jumping off point for Antarctic cruises, as well as a lively hub in its own right, and staying for a few days prior to my Antarctic voyage I found time to explore, fitting in a cruise along the Beagle Channel, a visit to Tierra del Fuego Park, a ride on the Southern Fuegian Railway (the so-called “Train at the End of the World”), as well as lots of great food, including local specialty king crab!
Sarah, our central and southern Africa specialist, recently returned from a two week stay in Zambia, which she spent seeking out the best new lodges and game-viewing spots in Kafue National Park. Read on for her thoughts on this often-overlooked region of Africa.
Despite being the oldest and largest safari park in Zambia, Kafue remains unfamiliar territory to many safari-goers, often-overlooked in favour of the Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. This is a shame, for Kafue is a vast and beautiful park that is home to a wonderful diversity of wildlife, as I discovered on visiting the region for the first time last month. Continue reading Captivating Kafue→
Gane and Marshall clients Graham and Lyn recently returned from a light mobile safari in Botswana, and were kind enough to share some of their wonderful wildlife shots with us. Here are our highlights, including some fab big cats (and cubs!) –
Now the North Face climb group are encamped on the north side of Kilimanjaro. Their location is a completely new camp on a level, sheltered strip of land below a vast scree slope and steep rocky ridges.