Hluhluwe Hotel And Safaris
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... s time to leave for the journey back. But there is still a lot of bush to cover before we get there, and as we learned from yesterday, anything can happen! Unbelievably, we get another close encounter with a rhino, but this time there is no confrontation and its a more relaxed experience! We also have two river crossings on the way back, both go smoothly, but my reaction is still the same, heart in mouth, legs not moving quick enough! It's sad to ...
... the trees, about 25 in total. Lovely to see so many grazing in one place, with young ones too. As we passed the picnic area zebra and waterbuck were eating the long grass, they obviously felt like a picnic too! As we turned towards the Nhlozi Gate to leave the park there was a white rhino about ten metres away! A fitting ending to a great stay in St Lucia! Although we are staying at Mpila Camp in the southern iMfolozi area of the ...
... and it was cooler being in shade and had a light breeze. A pair of Woolly-necked Stork were there and came closer and closer. Then when at the nearest point one of them snatched a good sized frog, the camera shutter responded.
After lunch at Catalina Bay we decided to head back and enjoy a rest before the boat trip. Another stop on the way back was made for a perched Brown Snake-Eagle. A much larger Snake-Eagle ...
... him off as he is not really that big but likes to make out he is tough lol. At the end of our drive Paul presented Cela with his binoculars he was so chuffed, although his eyesight is amazing he can see for miles and is often teased that he could spot a tic on a buffaloes butt in Botswana from here. Another quick shower when we got back to the lodge and at 6.45pm we headed off to the pub, again we had a great night, good food, company, beer and playing pool. It was sad to say goodbye ...
... br> our pilot, Etienne, started circling a rhino carcass. This rhino was
opened at the stomach and his horns were missing. We were looking at
a poaching. It's hard for me to explain the chilling wave that came
over me as we stared down. Back home you hear that poaching is
prevalent, but here it truly is a reality. The pure senseless,
wasteful, and cruel act of poaching a rhino is haunting. Every
reserve, no matter how big or small, has an anti-poaching unit ...