Month: November 2014

An Island Safari

Tamlin Wightman | Sunday Times – read it here In search of more than the usual catamaran and snorkelling adventures of Mauritius, Tamlin Wightman discovered a taste of Africa in the Casela Nature and Leisure Park, where she met some handsome beasts of the furry kind. He was a handsome figure: striking light brown eyes with a hint of kohl eyeliner (a metro-sexual), thick hair you could grab onto, a chiselled jaw, an assertive upward tilt of the head. He had all the reason in the world to be assertive – after all, he’s Africa’s largest carnivore. It didn’t sound like a very good idea: walking with lions (with nothing but sticks for defence). Lions develop their hunting instincts at around three years of age and here, before me, stood two three-year-olds with the sort of teeth I’d seen cause serious damage on Attenborough’s documentaries. But I was there to walk with the big cats and walk I was going to do. We were at the Casela Nature and Leisure Park in Mauritius. It’s not what …