I need advice and help on where to stay in the Park if one is alone. I have been to the Park often, not for a few years, but never alone. I have 10 days in November when I am alone at home and would like to spend some of those days in the park, I am actually DESPERATE to get there again.
I love my own company so have no problems with that. I travel to Jhb and Durban alone all the time, so have no problem getting to the park. Its close anyways.
Its so much nicer to share ones sightings with someone but that cant be, so I am going alone. The one thing that bothers me, and I am embarrassed to say this, is the ellies!!! I love them, but not too close. I have had a kinda "scary" meeting with them here, in Swaziland, it actually was fine, but they rubbed up against our vehicle and their wonderful fine trunks brushed all over our windscreen....... it was actually "awesum" when you think of it, the game guard was with us and we obviously listened to him, and we kept as quiet as little mice and never moved, but I have a great respect for all animals especially ellies, (they are so large,) and it is their territory, not ours, I am an intruder into their environment, so I am weary of meeting ellies too close, alone. Does that make sense to anyone else? (In the past one ellie stopped us going along the dirt road to Lower Sabie from Thokwane, years and years ago, we made it into the camp gates about half an hour late due to this ellie not letting anyone pass - that was scary too.......... not being late, but the ellie!). Am I a whimp?
I am rambling on sorry, but am so desperate to get to the park.
Where do members feel it is best to stay when one is alone?
(Obviously need to check what accommodation is free then)
Which roads are the best to travel alone?
I know you can never say what you will see where....... but any advice is welcome.
(Maybe a case of Amarula would help!!
Please any suggestions or ideas, and I dont mind if anyone feels that I am being stupid, please tell me.