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5.30 am saw us on the road again. Soon the Eastern horizon was a ribbon of pink then as the last star disappeared into the azure sky with a few smudges of clouds, the African landscape came to life. The bleached dry grasses began to glow gold as the rays of light from the yellow sphere crossed the land. Animals seen this morning were Mongoose (a family of about 7 ran across road in headlights), Owls, Hyena, ...
In the evenings we went hippo hunting in the car. St Lucia gets lots of hippos wandering in the town as it’s so close to the estuary. No-one walks around at night because between the crocodiles and the hippos it’s not all that safe! We easily found some hippos and were amazed at the size of them! Their tummys hang to the floor and again they seem just too big to be veggies! The next evening we were playing cards and 2 hippos walked right along ...
... to the liking of other Antelope. The Aerial Boardwalk proved to be a lookout over the grassland which had become an expanded lake.
Viewing picked up with a gathering of 20 Giraffes by a bit of wetland covered in lily pads. Very picturesque and there were also Jacanas and a Black Crake. A heard of Zebra were on an area of short dry grass. The viewing hide had a lush waterhole and here a couple ...
... which is quoted here:
"Never dangle your legs, toes, backside or any other part of your anatomy in the water... A crocodile is unable to distinguish what is acceptable prey and what is not. All it sees is food, bikini-clad or not, it is all the same to the crocodile."
That certainly gave us pause for a nervous chuckle. But we really started smiling once we got out onto the wetlands, ensconced on a boat which kept all parts ...
... 10, we like small I intimate coves. We selected a spot and sat down for a couple of hours in the sun. There was no chance of going snorkelling as the waves were huge. At 2.15pm we headed back as we had a sunset hippo and croc cruise. We hit the speed limit and sped back to St Lucia. En-route I had to stop to view the 2 black rhino which were now grazing close to the road. At 3.30pm we arrived at the car park, nice and early for ...
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