Some of the SmarTours group took advantage of an optional walk with the lions tour on their last day in Johannesburg, at Horseback which is about one hour north, northeast of Pretoria. There they joined the MacRae family who are raising lions on their farm, free of the feline variety of AIDs which is decimating wild lion populations. Lions are raised in captivity to 18 months, then placed into reserves where they can breed naturally and whose disease free offspring will be released back into the wild. For more information about this program, click here to visit the MacRae website. While viewing Kathy’s Walking with Lions Part 1 and Walking with Lions Part 2, click on individual pictures to enlarge them on your screen, and on the right facing arrows which will start each video. Have you ever seen a serval cat? Thanks Kathy for sharing your experience with all of us!
Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 found the tour group flying to Durban on the Indian Ocean, then driving to KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and then back into South Africa to Kruger National Park. Game drives were enjoyed at Hluhluwe and Kruger Parks. Kathy’s Smilebox slide and video show includes her front seat video of a spectacular elephant crossing in Kruger Park. A copy of the video was requested by the safari guide and has also been published on Youtube. Kathy shares her pictures and videos of drum and dance performances, crafts, food, scenery and many many animals.