MY ULTIMATE SAFARI
BY LEE-ANNE WESTRIP
One of the safari experiences that until recently had evaded me (and I am lucky enough to have in my time enjoyed a few) was a horse-riding safari. To combine the two great passions I have, that being my love of horses and time spent in the African bush was an exceptional experience.
My first, and I certainly hope not my last, safari enjoyed on horseback, was in the malaria free Welgevonden area of South Africa a few miles north-east of Johannesburg. I left London on Thursday evening and in less than 24 hours was firmly in the saddle. The 11 hour direct flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg with South African Airways got me on the ground at 07.30am. By 9.00 am I had collected my trusted Toyota Corolla and was on the freeway heading north.