African Safari

I have been in South Africa now for over a week. It’s been amazing. I went to the Sabi Sabi game reserve which has four separate lodges, Earth Lodge, Bush Lodge, Selati Lodge and Little Bush Camp. If you want to see what it’s like there, visit africam.com.

It’s completely unreal. I took a small plane to this place about 800km from Johannesburg and we were picked up on an air strip by a jeep. On the way to the lodge we saw a herd of elephants just taking it easy. Later I was 2m away from a lion. It’s something! They don’t attack you when you are in the Land Rover but there are no windows. It’s open air and it’s an experience knowing there is nothing between you and them.

I saw the big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant) and more on this safari. Danger is right there, in your face. In the middle of the night, a 70 year old woman from our lodge got dragged out by a Hyena but was saved and survived. One guy from Lithuania got Malaria and died but that was after he went home so it’s not a place for the faint hearted.

We took walks as well and that is dangerous. While animals don’t attack when you are in a vehicle, they do when you are on foot quite a lot. We heard that lots of people are attacked and eaten by leopards, etc. Anyway it’s something. If you are ever in a position or have the opportunity to go, you are missing an incredible part of life if you don’t make the trip.

Now I am in Monte Casino Johannesburg. It’s very nice and I made the final table to the PLO but got unlucky and went out 5th losing with my A-A. Sick! Sick! My A-A was attacked by a civilized Hyena, only there was no escape and my chips did not survive. And that is poker.

I have been killing them on T6 Poker. The games are really good. T6 Poker is the best site right now for tourneys and big cash games.

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Any way take care everyone. I am off to London soon for the Premier League.

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