This is a tour led by Devey, an interesting fellow that has basically devoted his life to meerkats. He and his family have studied and follow this family on the deZookoe farmland every single day in order to give this pretty incredible experience. They're not domesticated as he doesn't feed them, so they might come near you, but mostly don't bother.
We woke up crazy early, was supposed to rain but didn't, and headed out, met him at the intersection of 2 highways, which was a weird idea but worked out well - no traffic and it's easy to see like 10 cars parked at an intersection.
Head out there, have some tea, coffee, and cookies, admire the sun rising, grab lawn chairs and head off towards the mound.
Sat there, after a while one came out, looked around for a bit, then 8 more eventually. They chilled outside, some playing, most just looking around, then after an hour or so, they went running off to forage.
They're really cool and you're really close, but for us they weren't like these crazy playing little monkey - they mostly stood around, some played, some chilled - but it was really cool to be there with them.
Devey is a great tour guide and we chose him b/c his reviews were better than the Magic place and I was really happy we did.
Oh - bring enough to pay in Rand!! We didn't and Devey was really nice and accomodating about it, but we felt terrible. Bring Rand.
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