South Africa Sightings – Jessica Griscavage

Days 8 & 9: Singita Boulders Sabi Sand

The rest of day 8 was completely amazing with elephant sightings. For such a massive animal they are incredibly quiet and graceful. It was a fabulous way to end our game drives.
Day 9 starting with a 5:00 wake up call – which is no issue when you are greeted with a tray of coffee.  I had one last look out of my tent and headed for my final drive in the Timbavati region. The temperature drop was incredible. The day prior it was almost 100 degrees and I was freezing in this drive. The morning started out a little slow and then… the most fabulous leopard sighting. I didn’t think it could get better than our first sighting but seeing this leopard on the prowl was insane! We were so incredibly close and I have to say a bit nervous for the first time. A fantastic way to end our time at Tanda Tula.
So like most Travel Agents we were then off to do sight inspections. Although…. I have never done them by helicopter before. We met our pilot at the air strip and then flew to Royal Malewane and Tintswalo – both so special. We made our final flight to Singita Boulders which is nothing but spectacular. We had time for one more game drive of the day. It was amazing how different the topography was in just a few hundred miles. This area has had some storms and is becoming green.

Our first major sighting were two incredible lionesses. The females are absolutely stunning and regal.  For me, more impressive than the males.  We watched them rest, hunt, rest, hunt… and we left them. They were too exposed to the impalas that they were hunting so they decided to take a nap. I like the way they think.
  
We moved on to spot a massive heard of buffalo (amazing) and then another (OMG) leopard sighting. This leopard was lying in the tree for a lazy rest. Then our tracker noticed the zebra carcass in the same tree that she brought up to the top to protect from hyenas and other prey stealing her catch. She was happy and full and was just a perfect way to call it a night for this drive. Driving back to the camp we saw the same two lionesses looking for “dinner”. I have a feeling it probably happened tonight.
We had about 30 minutes to freshen up for a fabulous wine tasting (now you really feel bad for me). They only serve South African wines here which of course is very fitting and of course now I have my new favorites. The night ended with an amazing dinner, great company and memories of the most surreal day of my life.
Read more about Jessica’s Journey at: http://jessicagriscavagejourneys.blogspot.com/.

True luxury in Orlando! – Damian McCabe and Jessica Griscavage

McCabe World Travel advisors Damian McCabe and Jessica Griscavage had the pleasure of visiting the brand new Four Seasons Orlando last month. Located just outside the Magic Kingdom and within close proximity of Epcot, the Four Seasons Orlando is a fantastic choice for the luxury traveler. This resort is perfect for families of all ages with a splash area, teen pool, water slides, game room and a quiet adult only pool. And don’t forget the Kids For All Seasons program which is a fabulous complimentary program with loads of activities for children in a fun and exciting environment. Fabulous spa and world-class golf for Mom and Dad!

Aerial @ FS Orlando

Being on Disney property we can arrange all of your park tickets and assist with the My Disney Experience where you will receive your customized wrist band and can plan out your day with the time saving Fast Passes.  We experienced the Disney VIP guide where we were whisked right into the park, no lines and learned some fabulous Disney history.  We had a special meet and greet with the “Mouse” himself and an unforgettable lunch in Cinderella’s Castle.  No Disney trip is complete without a ride on the Tower of Terror and Splash Mountain!

View @ FS Orlando

We’d suggest a 4 to 5 day stay in Orlando to be able to enjoy the resort and all that Disney has to offer.

Remember as a guest of McCabe World Travel at the Four Seasons Orlando  you’ll receive valuable amenities with our compliments, as a proud member of Virtuoso!

Room @ FS Orlando

 

 

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