18 February 2016
This afternoon, we were joined on Safari by Mariana and Brian.
We entered the park at about 12:30 in fairly hot conditions; not the best for a game drive, but took our chances anyway!
The first animals we found, as is so often the case, was a small herd of Impala consisting of females and young. We found a few more of these, including a few bachelor herds along the way.
We also found a very large Blue Wildebeest bull, trying his best to hide in the shade of a rather flimsy Silver cluster leaf.
We had a quick lunch break at a nearby camp, after which we carried on to our accommodation for the night.
After lunch we found a few different families of Kudu and some small herds of Zebra, one of them accompanied by a couple of large Waterbuck bulls.
The highlights of the afternoon was a breeding herd of elephant quite close to the road, one of the adult females allowing us a very good view, as she was very relaxed and feeding next to us. We also caught a few glimpses of a young calf, just about a year old a little further into the bush.
We were also lucky enough to find 2 female Giraffe, one of which was feeding close to the road enabling us to get a good view of her specialized, feeding methods, before slowly moving off, following her companion further into the bush.
After check in the guests went on a sunset drive during which they were lucky enough to find a female White Rhino accompanied by her very young calf!