We will meet at 7.30 am at Lemonwood Cottages which is situated on the edge of the indigenous forest. I’ll give a short introductory talk while we have a light snack (with coffee or tea) before we start hiking. The Samango Safari is a three to four hour experience that includes a hike through indigenous mistbelt forest and grasslands looking for the elusive threatened samango monkey (ssp. Cercopithecus albogularis labiatus) while heightening our senses and practicing non-threatening body language. Besides speaking about the samango and forests they rely on to survive, I will share some life altering, primate-related events that changed my life path bringing with it some profound messages about the human condition as we explore the mysterious world of our wild primate cousins. Samangos, being arboreal, forest specialists can be difficult to observe clearly. Also they are wild animals with fluctuating foraging routes hence, finding them can’t be guaranteed. Other inhabitants of the forest include reedbuck, porcupines, bushpigs, duiker, bushbuck, oribi, caracal, serval, the knysna lourie, cape parrot, narina trogon, tree dassie, and various raptors.