Protea Hotel Empangeni
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... from Philip. Discussed cameras and lenses and wildlife photography. Did washing. Washed windproof jacket, dried quicker than trousers. Went down to The rock with Philip and took photos. Washed car. Impala blood not good for luggage or for new volunteers tomorrow. Ute spotless. Philip and Antoine went to rock. Put data into laptop. I joined them after data entry. Philip offered to Braii chicken. I did carrots, potato wedges, butternut pumpkin and onion in oven. Bed ...
... Boma at 7.10 and met Lisa at Mpila. Cuppa and Black Forest rusks that Lisa brought and our choc muffins. Lisa came with us and we did Panthera camera traps. Saw lots of Warthogs, a few Rhinos and a Giraffe, lots of birds. Long day. Dropped in to camp at 1pm and grabbed a quick lunch then continued with camera traps. Lisa has an amazing energy about her, she is 28. When she heard what we all did for jobs she said ...
... on boma. Picked up cleaner (was meant to be yesterday but didn't because of the emergency at the Boma) Saw 3 yellow billed Hornbills in tree. Back to camp just before 10. Tried to load photos onto laptop but didn't work. Gave up and deleted SD card once photos on iPad. Philip asked for a hand making wall (fixing up hole/gate in fence so there was no gate). His first nail pinged of about 2 metres! Missed me just! Then the nails kept bending. I suggested ...
... the radio collar on. Philip shood away pack. Many phone calls. Then Zuma came. And Andile. Then electricians. Dogs had removed insulators!! Philip said it was like the raptors at Jurassic park. Dogs were hoo calling for their mate. It can be heard 5 km away! They put their head to the ground and "hoo". Back to camp just before 2pm!! Yoghurt and banana for lunch. And wine. Left 3.30. Went to Boma (45min to ...
... right. We followed the track and came across them. The twenty or so elephants had been drinking and washing in the water but were now leaving. The sight of elephants in the wild was very emotional for Debbie, a real highlight for her.
All this before breakfast! We stopped for breakfast at a lovely picnic spot overlooking the Hluhluwe river.
We continued through the Hluhluwe area of the park but not much luck with seeing anything else. ...