September 30, 2019
The lion kingdom is in crisis. In the 1950s there were some 450,000 lions in the wild; now there are fewer than 20,000. Only fifty-five groups remain, some of which with fewer than fifty individuals will struggle to survive. Rhino numbers are significantly larger than this.
Talking of crises the knocker on the front door of 10 Downing Street has a lion’s head on it……..
Going on safari helps conserve these magnificent beasts that we all want to see.
Let’s go wild and do a safari sleep-out:
Time + Tide: Lower Zambezi, Zambia.
Ker and Downey: Kanana concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Nomad Safaris fly-camping by the mighty Rufiji River in the Selous game reserve, Southern Tanzania.
Finally, I was amused by this anecdote from the Rissington Inn newsletter. A special, small and frightfully good value lodge on the edge of the Kruger.
Unbelievably, according to research, 18-34 is the age range of millennials who are more likely to live with their parents than with a spouse or partner. I mean really? More likely to live with Mum and Dad than with another human being of their own age group with whom to have fun?
But it does make sense when you get to know them. We had a Snowflake client who called his tour operator to ask the tour operator to call us and get us to change the batteries in his air-conditioning remote. Why didn’t the client ask us?! Aren’t we old enough to be able to help him? Does he need a parental figure to step in and support him through the battery-changing trauma?
Maybe the Snowflakes are even worse, now that they are grown up and travelling on their own, without Mummy and Daddy to help them?
More information at: rissington.co.za
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