4 May 2015
Today was a short afternoon drive as the guests just arrived today. On camp road we already encountered waterbucks as well as a herd of impalas, so we were off to a good start. As they would like to see some hippos we drove to Mestel Dam and sat there watching the hippos wake up. We got some nice action of hippos yawning, and some pushing and shoving in the water. Some of them were half submerged so we could get a good look at the size of them.
It was even more enjoyable as we also saw a pied kingfisher hovering as well as catching a fish, and some egyptian geese on the water's edge. On the way back we saw some vervet monkeys play and just before the gate of Nkambeni saw three big bull elephants wondering around. One of them was actually crossing the road just next to us.
Then two of our group went on a sundowner tonight. More about that tomorrow!