Home Sweet Home
By coales, Jul 19 2012 01:43PM
So, here I am, in the South African Bush - my home for the next month. The private reserve where I'm staying isn't far from Kruger National Park, and we more or less have the place to ourselves. A group of farmers own the area and there are several volunteers who monitor the local pride of lions, but other than that we haven't seen another sole - it really does feel very remote.
This is my tent, and it's pretty comfy. No holes or torn material, which hopefully means no unwanted critters inside! I have a resident African Striped Skink who I hear dashing across the canvas overhead or sometimes glimpse silhouetted against the sun outside. It's nice to have a neighbour!
Inside the tent is a mattress and mosquito net - fortunately we're at the end of summer and the wet season, which means there aren't many mosquitoes around, but that doesn’t stop me applying repellent just incase!