Olifants Rest Camp
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We really liked the views of this rest camp & the animal sounds in the night.
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... 0500 wake up call . Out of bed throw on clothes, meet for tea, coffee and cookies. Leave at 0530 for another game drive
We came across 7 lions about an hour after they killed a water buffalo
We parked about 10 feet away and watched them tear the carcass apart. Their growling sound is so deep and loud you feel it as well as hear it. Never seen anything like this before. They pretty much ignored us, (that's probably a good thing)
We found a mother Rhino feeding her baby. ...
... have a working tracking device, but it stopped working so it will be fun to keep tabs on how this project develops. As we were leaving the leopard sighting, one of the game drives called in a pangolin sighting! Pangolins are shaped somewhat like anteaters and are covered in a hard, scaly armor. They are nocturnal and solitary and eat mainly ants and termites. They are on vulnerable status as a species and are extremely rare to see, so ...
... their backs, which cools them and provides some sun and bug protection. On a bush walk we learned more about tracking animals and how to.see.signs of animal activity. We saw the destruction of.trees by the elephants, as well as areas on trees.where they'd rubbed mud off their bodies. This is a nice.scratching post and as the mud comes.off, so do some.of the ticks and other bugs. We also saw an old waterbuck carcass hanging from a tree from.where a leopard ...
Sorry for the delay in blog entries... Julianne returned to Cincinnati for a work break and to check in with our house guest. Meanwhile, the kids and I headed to Durban, South Africa to visit my good friend Robbie Koenig and his family.
Robbie and I played professional tennis all over the world and we have been friends for over 20 years. He currently is known as the "voice of tennis" for his top notch commentary of ...
... waiting lounge. The waiting lounge was kind of like the Delta SkyMiles Club with comfortable chairs, drinks, snacks and etc.
We boarded on time and departed Jo'Burg station at exactly 3 pm. Once we got settled into our cabin, there was an introductory high tea with champagne and other choices. Dinner was served at 7 pm with a vegetable bisque, a hake fish starter, mixed salad, and a main of lamb, ...