Press trips can go very very wrong.
Often there are the high-maintenance prima donnas (or dons) who sashay in late with no apologies for holding up the group. Or the ones who sniff and send back their meals for something better. Then too, there can be the PR person who is a taskmaster that runs the entire trip with a stop watch. And sometimes it can simply be that the destination or the hotels or a combination thereof can be a bit of a lunchbag letdown.
But every once in awhile, like this current press trip to South Africa…every thing and every one…works.
Great people. Amazing experiences. Gorge swings. Horseback rides on the beach. Ziplines.
Township tours. Seafood galore. Scenery that leaves me gobsmacked. Comfortable silences and great gasping guffaws.
I haven’t been on too many trips where I go to bed, turn off the light and just before I am about to go to sleep, snork myself awake because I start laughing again.
Tomorrow we leave Cape Town and head north to the Kapama Karula Private Game Reserve.
I can’t wait.