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Our flight took forever. We left New York and 8a.m. and had to get up at 4:30 in the morning. Then six hoours to get to London. We got on another Boing 747 leaving London about 9 at night after waiting an hour and a half between flights and flew ELEVEN more hours to Johannesburg. Now we are waiting for our flight to Skukuza where we get picked up by our driver.
The airport was cool and it ...
... for a couple of min (Mike tells us the male or is has spikes and the act is painful for the female). This act is supposedly repeated every 10 min for 2-3 days! We drive off and see our 2nd leopard about 5 min later. Rest of afternoon is filled with elephants, zebras, hippos, etc (Ho hum :) ). Back to Skukuza for another great meal at Cattle Baron and an early night to bed. Quite a day - saw all of the Big 5 - elephant, cape buffalo, lion. Leopard and rhino - and a gourmet meal to end it ...
... us all their tricks as they have all been trained to respond to various commands. We then get a chance to feed an elephant. Then one of the elephants lays down next to us and the head groom explains how he is built and how all his organs work and we get a chance to feel his skin from trunk to tail. His hairs are actually quite prickly and the tail is very wiry. I am amazed how patient the elephant is while we all poke and prod him. Then it is photo time with ...
... bumpy terrain but on the way we spotted a male leopard who was out hunting . Keith thinks he is father to at least one of the cubs we saw yesterday. Apparently a leopard tries to mate with all male leopards on her territory that way she may have 3 cubs in the same litter some 10 weeks apart but all by different fathers. That way her cubs are safe as long as the male has fathered at least one he will not kill them. We watched ...
... Vince for all those squat exercises I made it up with ease. :-) That night we had dinner at the Shangana Cultural Village and as far as cultural evenings go this was one of the better ones we've experienced. We had a guided tour of a traditional village and met the Chief and got learn a little about how the Chief chooses his wives. Later in the evening we were entertained with dancing and drumming displays by his ...