Who has not dreamed of going on an African safari at some stage in their lifetime? The very word - Kiswahili for "journey" - evokes visions of explorers and adventurers heading off into the interior of what was once known as "the darkest continent". More recently the name "safari" has become synonymous with an expedition into the African bush with the desire to see wildlife at close range. This is wilderness viewing at its most exciting and while many visitors encompass the goal of seeing the Big 5, the African veld yields up far more in the way of birding, flora, insect life, tree life and a huge range of fauna. What makes a safari more intriguing is that it usually takes place in a more remote National Park or Nature reserve where one can be more at one with nature. And each day dawns with the unexpected - fresh memories to be captured.