8 October 2016
Our short pm safari this afternoon was totally dominated by Elephant!!
What was amazing to us was watching 3 Elephant bulls feeding on Sycamore leaves in a dry river bed!!
Out of the blue and further down the dry riverbed came a younger bull with quite an attitude with a mission of stealing the fresh leaves!!
However he was soon put in his place by the older males and was literally leaves free for 15 minutes until they kindly allowed him to share some!!
Great birding and general game spotting was also achieved!
Tomorrow its a 5am start!
9 October 2016
Today due to early rising by Thomas and Sonja we were first in at Phabeni gate at 05-20 am!!
We were truly rewarded with what was in the end the top sighting of the day.. a huge Hippo bull that approached us from his night out feeding!!
To see this massive mammal when it is on the " trot" so to speak is something special!!!
The big male literally stopped to observe us for a couple minutes then increased its pace, crossing the road at an ever increasing pace towards its safe region of water nearby!!
The rest of the morning was full of sightings of Lion, Elephant. Buffalo, W.Rhino and plenty general game!!
Tonight guests enjoy a night drive.