From the first morning in Johannesburg when our server smiled and stated “My purpose is to spoil you” we realized that this would be a great adventure thanks to Hills of Africa. Our first evening was at the luxurious Athol Place Hotel with a private and touching tour with Andre in Johannesburg. Then off to Victoria Falls where “Hippo Happy Hour” was included on our sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Our private guide, Laura in Victoria Falls made sure we paused at every heart-stopping viewpoint. Our stay at the Gomoti Plains Camp on the Okavango Delta included being charged by the matriarch of an elephant herd, a lioness with her 5 cubs, a leopard reclining in a tree and the elusive hippo. The wonderful chefs are locals and we enjoyed amazing brunches and dinners along with the international fellows at the camp. “You know you’ve been in the bush when you leave and, instead of friends and family to wave goodbye, you have baboons, some kudu and a few warthogs to see you off”. As our small plane lifts off from the Okavango Delta it must be said, it was the adventure of a lifetime.