Thakadu River Camp
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We've had a fantastic time at Makanyane and it was a little sad to leave. But I am looking forward to going home. Though I could certainly get used to having all my meals prepared for me, the cleaning done and the bed turned down!
We've been given a timeframe to return - one of the staff said we have to come back within ...
... river so I sit out there, reading and watching for hippo. I have also been known to head inside for a nap.High tea. As you can imagine, we are quite hungry after all the eating, napping and relaxing so we need to replenish our stores with some cake and iced tea.Game drive. One's wardrobe for the afternoon includes sunhat and scarf, with the jacket, gloves and blanket required ...
... looked at us challengingly as we drove past, though didn't actually charge. In another herd a group of older elephants stood protectively around a little one.
We met up with the other vehicle for sunset drinks and nibbles in an open space and as it's getting dark and we're packing up one of the guides suddenly orders us to all get in the vehicles as a breeding herd was approaching.
On the drive back we kept seeing elephants everywhere and while they are ...
... they had just about reached their resting spot for the day. We stopped as they settled themselves. They'd caught something for breakfast and the cubs' tummies looked very full and a couple of them looked like they were in food comas. Others were cleaning themselves or each other. At one stage, a lioness and one of the cubs walked directly toward us. And that was a strong reminder that as ...
... us anyway. We share our bottle of cab/sauv with Elrie and JR at the bar and talk a little before our evening repast. It seems that all the adult guests (6 of us) have ordered ostrich for our evening meal. It is splendidly delicious and the wine is superbly smooth. JR spots a pair of rhinoceros drinking at the watering hole so we silently make our way to the water, Adam is the only one who goes ...