The first safari of 2016 took place on the 9th of April and it didn’t fail to live up to expectations; wonderful scenery, wildlife and heritage. Simon and Mairead chose to enjoy a short spring break incorporating a heritage and nature canoe safari on Loch lomond.

One of the advantages of visiting Inchconnachan early in the season is seeing the magnificent blossom on the magnolia tree.

Identifying some wallaby spoor we knew there was still a chance of seeing one. Creeping steadily through the undergrowth we saw something moving, which turned out to be a roe deer. A little further on we were rewarded with a clear view of one of the islands red necked wallabies.

After our trek we circumnavigated Inchtavannach, visiting ‘Little Peter’ en route.

My thanks to Simon and Mired for a wonderful start to the season.