Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Safari With Curtis 21 April 2015

21 April 2015

We woke to a cold morning and although we again had some fog around us the sun soon burned through it.

Our first highlight of the day was our first lion sighting. We arrived to find three females flat out sleeping. The bulge in their bellies telling us they had eaten overnight and weren't going to move away anytime soon. We were right as they stayed put while we were there although they did humor us by sitting up and looking around and occasionally taking a short walk to another shady area before collapsing down again.

Our second sighting was a herd of elephants close to the road, one wise female wasn't worried about our presence as she crossed the road, with herself between us and her small calf, just two meters or so in front of us. She stopped on the other side had a quick snack and a quick glance at us and walked away out of sight as cool as you like.

During the day we also saw a pride of eight lions, hyena, rhino, buffalo, bushbuck, giraffe, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, impala, hippo, a couple of massive crocodiles, leopard tortoise, a tree squirrel and a chameleon crossing the road.

Birds included bataleur, tawny eagle, marabou storks, wooly-necked storks, hamerkops, helmeted guinea fowl, purple-crested turaco and African jacanas.

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