Living in the Bush


In Africa, the bush means the wilderness. For the past two nights, I was truly roughing it. Charging batteries? Showers? I don’t think so. Out there, the only creature comfort we had was fire. Our polers brought us to our site with their Mocoro’s (African dugout canoes). With an efficient assembly line, we unloaded supplies and equipment for our two nights in just minutes. We passed tents, pots, food and water person to person up the line until each item reached the camp, just up the beach.

Setting up only the bare necessities that we brought did not take long. We were so preoccupied with unloading and setup, we failed to notice the enormous male Elephant grazing mere metres from our camp site.

As our expedition leader said, “Only in Africa!”

Morcoros on the Delta

Morcoros on the Delta


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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